Students push for reopening of Polytechnic

University of Malawi students are accusing the University Management of “mediocrity of the highest order” by circulating unproductive propaganda in the media, “instead of just announcing a tentative opening date for the Polytechnic.”

Malunga:  Management to make a decision

Malunga: Management to make a decision

Representatives of  University of Malawi Students Union (UMSU) Council say in a statement issued Tuesday that it is very disheartening to note that despite the extended holidays, university and college management fail to come up with sustainable solutions to the problems that forces students to demonstrate.

“UMSU 2015-2016 council is pleading with the University Council to tell the public the real reason behind the indefinite closure of the Polytechnic,” reads the statement in part.

They however say as the pinnacle of students’ leadership in the premier university (University of Malawi), UMSU Council, does not condone violent demonstrations which its fellowship did at the Poly.

“However, any protest or demonstration must be within the law and, must not block streets, right of way, or sidewalks; jeopardize the safety of individuals or the integrity of the college or other property; intimidate, harass, or threaten any member of the public”.

Recently, the leaders of Polytechnic Students Union apologized to the general public for the demonstration that led to the closure of their institution saying it was headed by the disgruntled students.

However, registrar of the University of Malawi Wokomaatani Malunga told a local media that the institution will only  be reopened once the university management has finalized looking into all issues that led to the demonstrations.

But the UMSU says in statement that “closing of college(s) should not be the first resort to reform the behaviour of the students”

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clement
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Mwaphunzirapo kena kake asakhwi inu a pa poly. Mumazitenga ngati ndani? Kukhala pa poly chikhale chiopsezo? Fuck you. M’malo moti mudzizimvera Chisoni ntchito matama mu kolido ndipodumpha zebra crossing mu highway mwati tafika ansuche inu.

honey comb Chidyauzu
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Akalime kaye amazioona ngati madolo makape awa. Education is expensive these days iwo
akufuna za ulere basi. Malawi has changed.

Mapwiya
Guest

Unima Has School Rules & Regulations But It Fails To Enforce Them. Why Don’t They Suspend These Idiots Who Led The Demos?

Mlauzi
Guest

My feeling has always been that the college was closed prematurely. I wish dialogue was given a chance in this matter. All sides are losers in this matter. By way of reminder this is the only institution that offers degrees in engineering, architecture, quantity surveying etc. Do we as a country want to remain backward, undeveloped and poverty stricken forever?????? How long will the Malawian society remain uneducated?????

mwatola joka
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life siophweka aphwanga. Anyamata zikabani bola musagwidwe atskana yambani uhule bola osatenga matenda. Zoziyamba dala izi mapoint ake osamveka ngat awo opangira zopusa munapangazi

Chitsulo cha Njere
Guest

Ana owuma mitu.Mumati mungatani. mukamaphunzira kufuna allowance ngati muli pantchito.Anzanu bonafide Malawian citizens dont have any chance of allowances let alone loans in pvt universities.U forget that ‘TERTIARY EDUCATION IS SHARED RESPONSIBILITY’. Big up Malunga DONT OPEN. Asova.

i.mskali
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v.bad!

mbola
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umeneu nde ubuli bwanj osaganiza before strike asatsegule mwachangu azikalima kumudzi vuto amadziona ngati anzeru kwambiri mbuli zaanthu ngati inu muleke kumapepesa mma news paper mukuti bowa

Zondiwe
Guest

It just shows that Polytechnic or University students do not get it: their unreasonable and violent conduct has consequences. They cannot be the first to be protesting violently and the first to cry for the university to be opened. Had they contemplated the consequences of their unreasonable actions, they would be the first to refrain from the unruly behaviour that they are engaged in regularly, especially at the Poly.
University Officials, please take your time and do not be bullied into reopening by your unruly students. Look into the issues and take your time. Let them learn lessons first.

Prof.ADDIE
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PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE I BEG UNIVERSITY COUNCIL DONT AND DONT I MEAN DONT OPEN THE SCHOOL WE ARE NOW TRAVELLING COMFORTABLY PASS THROUGH POLYTECHNIC WITHOUT BEING BOTHERED BY THESE STUPID BOYS AND GIRLS.BEING AT POLY THEY FEEL THAT THEY ARE HIGHLY EDUCATED ah!!! NDI SCHOOLNSO POLY PALI CHIYANI APA.TELL THEM TO VISIT OXFORD UNIVERSITY AND WHEN WE ENTERED IN CLASSROOMS LIKE HEAVEN AND WITH HIGH CLASS EDUCATION SO THAT THE MOMENT YOU FINISHED THE COURSE ONE COULD CRY FOR LEAVING THE SCHOOL. UC DONT OPEN THIS SCHOOL FOR WE ARE TOTALLY FED UP.MY CHILDREN CANNOT BE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND SUCH… Read more »

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