43  students from Malawi College of Medicine sounds SOS  

About 43 students from the University of Malawi, College of Medicine, risk losing their places at this institution due to lack of  school fees.

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According to Jeremiah Dambuleni who is one of the fourty three, the students were once on a Daeyang University scholarship scheme but along the way the university withdrew the scholarship and this forced the students to go back to Unima council for a discussion on the way forward.

“After the withdrawal of the scholarship by Deayang University, we were stranded. We had a discussion with the Unima council where we were told that we would be paying US$5,500 annually. We told them the fees were on a higher side and then they promised to look into the matter,” said Dambuleni.

Later, the students engaged the services of a private legal practitioner to stop the university from withdrawing them from the college.

“Since we were afraid of being withdrawn from the college, we sought the legal redress. As of now the court is yet to make its position clear on this matter. And the University of Malawi council says it shall wait for what the court shall say. But our names are not on the list of the students to attend classes this coming Monday. We are afraid things are getting out of hand,” said Dambuleni.

A good number of these students are in their fourth year at the college. It remains an open secret that many able young Malawians fail to further their education because of financial constraints.

One of the very crucial issues during the 2020 campaign period was the high fees for tertiary education but it remains to be seen if the new regime will do something about this.

Efforts to talk to the Unima Council proved futile as their phones went unanswered.

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Don Master
Don Master
2 years ago

Emmanuel Mwandama check verb and subject agreement in the headline.

2 years ago

That COVID money could have used to pay for their scholarships.

Ginimbi, the illuminate, the likes of Bushiri

University idali kale tikuphunzira ulele kumadyanso ngati ku hotel, @ 25 pin which most could afford lero anyamata ndi atsikana akugona mmikhuthi, kukhalira kudya mpiru ndi matemba, ife timakhala ndi ma Kifaru flask ozaza ndi mikaka, lero a ndale akupsangani and mukungowalekerera, ana a pa unirversity masiku ano kupepera kaya ndi ma hybrid chicken wa kaya, you don’t even know how to fight for a good cause, keep on watching while they are busy squandering money in government,and after graduating mudzangofikira kutuwanso ntchito palibe despite spending a big fortune at college, ana opusa!

Last edited 2 years ago by Ginimbi, the illuminate, the likes of Bushiri
chikondi kamanga
chikondi kamanga
2 years ago

the problem is everyone want free things these days. you help such students, yet you find them drinking everyday but they cant afford to pay for their education

2 years ago

Please read the story properly before commenting. These students are being asked to pay tuition fees as foreign students, over K6M (SIX MILLION) annually yet they are Malawians. This does not include costs for accommodation and meals mind you. The most unfortunate part is that these students did not find themselves in this predicament out of choice or pride of being rich. They were duped/ cheated on by a foreign University through a signed MOU with the Malawi Government for offer of FAKE scholarships. These are situations that require urgent interventions by Higher authorities otherwise innocent poor souls (Malawi citizens… Read more »

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