Blantyre International University (BIU) Students Union has obtained a High Court injunction that is restraining the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) and BIU from interfering with programmes the university is offering until the courts make a further order, Nyasa Times has learned.
BIU students went to seek court relief after NCHE announced its decision not to accredit the university, citing an unsatisfactory teaching and learning environment.
NCHE said the institution’s programmes required reviewing to ensure comparability with similar programmes nationally and internationally.
But BIU students engaged ptivate-practise lawyer Yasin Domasi has since to seek a court injunction.
The terms of the injunction granted on December 28 2016 obtained from the High Court in Blantyre say: “The BIU should continue teaching all the suspended programmes.”
The High Court has also ordered NCHE not to interfere with the process by deregistering, publishing or announcing that the programmes are not accredited until a further notice of the court.
The three parties are to appear in court for hearing on January 9 2017, sccording to the injunction.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :