2 000 Luanar students risk  expulsion due to lack of fees

At least 2, 000 out of the 4, 000 students at Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (Luanar) risk expulsion due to lack of school fees as they come from very poor families, a senior university official has said.

Vice Chancellor of Luanar Prof. George Kanyama Phiri: The situation is now getting out of hand

Vice Chancellor of the university, Professor Kanyama Phiri asked for support from organisations and individuals, saying the situation is now getting out of hand.

“This number of 2, 000 stidents is 60 per cent of our enrolment here. Most of them come from very poor family background who cannot afford the fees,” said Kanyama Phiri.

He said this on Wednesday when Old Mutual donated K2.5 million for 13 needy students’ fees.

The executive director of Students Loans Board, Chris Chisoni said the board has collected K500 million out of the K1.2 billion loaned out to students, saying this was not enough to put all needy students on the loans scheme.

He said out of the 13, 480 most needy students targeted for the loan, 12, 725 students were given during the 2017/18 college calendar.

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QueenB
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A lot of parents get paid close to minimum wage which is why they cannot afford expensive school fees for their children. How many people in Malawi earn at least K500,000 monthly? You have to earn at least that much to live a comfortable life nowadays. As a Malawian, I don’t expect anything free from the government but things are just too expensive to have extra money at the beginning of the month when you’re on somebody else’s payroll. Most of you commenting here are pretty much cashgaters that’s why you sound like people with no soul. Be compassionate and… Read more »

tizanka
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tizanka

The results of socialism. Everything ati should be provided for by government, kwasala azitigulilanso ma panti mmakomomu. There isnt someone as lazy and low IQ featherweight thinking like a Malawian. Socialism has failed in the world already, look at Venenzuela.

Kodi
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Kodi

Koma the government should give us free hospital servicesm free primary education,free subsidy…where are the parents in what ever form. You foolishly claim its our taxes…Which taxes its onlly about 1 million people paying taxes ..

Our pathetic economy
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Our pathetic economy

Good thing is K145 mita yatengedwa ku bank. Imeneyo kaperekeni fees za ana a ku Bunda . Mukabwezanso fuel osowa ku Escom ana onse abwelera ku college. Tiyeni tikonde tsogolo lathu. Kodi anawa akapanda kuphunzira what kind of society will we live in when we get very old.

Yeleni
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Yeleni

They have parenta in one way or the other…

SONG OF THE DRUNKARD
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SONG OF THE DRUNKARD

STUPIT STUDENTS /CHILDREN /SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF VIPERS —WHERE IS THE MONEY YOU RECEIVED FROM SANJIKA PALACE /MZUZU STATE LODGES WHERE YOU WERE FEASTING AND DRINKING LIKE NOBODY’S BUSINESS ??? EXPECT MUCH MORE NEXT YEAR WHEN YOU WILL VOTE USING YOUR ASS HOLES NOT YOUR BRAINS !!!

Becks
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Becks

Shame shame shame

Saulosi Walima
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Saulosi Walima

Apatseni ganyu agwile and they should pay towards their fees, kulbe kumeneko ntchito yosesa kapena kukolopa

Agenda Setting Theory
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Agenda Setting Theory

But there is money to buy beer for students. I hope BEAM will come to their rescue.

Felson
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Felson

Makolo awo ali kuti? Kumangoziwa kunyenga basi..

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