University of Malawi’s Chancellor College students are today, Thursday expected to hold peaceful protests in the country’s major cities.
Chancellor College Students Union chair Ayuba James said the protests are aimed at forcing authorities open the oldest college in the country.
The college was supposed to open in January but had prolonged closure after support staff went on strike demanding equal pay with their fellow workers in public universities.
The students representative said the students union has received permission from Zomba and Mzuzu councils to go ahead with the protest march.
“We have not yet heard anything from. Lilongwe and Blantyre city councils. However, the law is very clear on this one.
“We will go ahead with our peaceful matches because we wrote them to notify them of our intention to hold the match, we were not seeking permission after all,” he said.
In Lilongwe, the marchers are gathering at Bwandilo where they will start off, via Area 18 Round About then civic offices and parliament where they will present petitions.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :