Chilima hope for Malawi university students: Chanco ‘erupt’ at UTM Zomba rally

Students at the Chancellor College in Zomba have said the decision by Vice President Salous Chilima to join the presidential race and contest as a candidate in the 2019 polls has given hope to students in universities across the country of a better future.

Chilima walks to greet people in Zomba

Gymkhana Club was filled to capacity at UTM rally

Gymkhana Club was filled to capacity at UTM rally

This was said by Ester Mwayi at a United Transformation Movement (UTM) rally at Gymkhana club who spoke on behalf of fellow Chanco students.

Chanco students graced the rally in large numbers and chanted songs in praise of Chilima who is alumnus of the college.

Mwayi said university education at Chanco and in all public universities has dwindled and students are living in harsh conditions in college campuses.

She said the DPP government raised tuition fees in  public unversities from K175,000 to K 35,000, a figure majority students are struggling to meet.

” As if that is not enough, they promised that they will be giving out student loans but we are only getting K150,000. Most students are failing to pay these new fees amounts and many are being withdrawn from school,” she  said.

Mwayi also said parents and guardians are being overburdened to provide extra funds to the students for upkeep and accommoodation on top of the high fees.

She said allowances that students were previosuly receiving have been abolished, forcing most students in public universities to live like destitutes.

” Though we are in univeristy but our living conditions are not different from those in primary schools. That is why students here at Chacellor College and in all other universities see you Dr Chilima as the only hope for better university education and a better future for all,” she said.

Mwayi hailed Chilima’s pledge that UTM will create one million jobs in its first year, saying the promise is giving hope to univeristy students and the youth in Malawi that they will find jobs once they graduate.

She also bemoaned lack of proper facilities for students with disabilities in universities, which is affecting their right to proper environment for better eduaction.

In his address, Chilima assured all univeristy students that he appreciates their plight and said UTM government will address their problems once voted into government.

” We have heard all your problems at Chanco and in all other univeristies. We will articulate to you clear solutions to address these problems,” he said.

The Veep went on to oultine in detail UTM agenda to uplift education standards in Malawi and the vision as well as plansfor national development of Malawi once voted into power.

He urged Malawians to change mindest and start believing that redeeming and re-building the country as well  as creating one million jobs in Malawi is possible.

Chilima studied at Chancellor College, a constituent college of the University of Malawi, where he obtained a bachelor of social science majoring in economics and later a master’s degree in economics. In August 2015, Chilima obtained a doctor of philosophy in knowledge management from the University of Bolton in the United Kingdom.

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DPP club of theives
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DPP club of theives

Nthawi ya fees must fall sindinaonepo kapena kumva a Chilima akudandaula worse still adalinawo mu cabinet which nailed the last one on it. Be visionary on your choice mubetsanso, zakazina 5 muzakhale mukulira

Shithole Country Shithole dpp
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Chilima acknowledged that Chanco was a better place during the MCP rule than it is today. The only party that has the welfare of the people of Malawi is MCP. What can Masangwi and Kalindo do? Masangwi is a well known thug.

#DzukaniAmalawi
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#DzukaniAmalawi

It’s so sad to see Gymkhana Club in such a state. We Malawians aren’t proud of assets. It’s a disgrace to see a building like Gymkhana uncared for and am pretty sure unsafe for humans. I just hope that UTM will live to its promises and truly build modern infrastructure and maintain the old ones

QueenB
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QueenB

So tuition was raised from K175,000 to K35,000?

CitizenX
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CitizenX

350,000

pathfinder
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pathfinder

KKKKKK Please help me understand these figures here. Between K175,000. and K35,000, which number is higher than the other? How come QueenB is saying the tuition was raised from K175,000 to K35,000. hahahahahahaha she -is really the queen of bitches.

Lilian Kaunda
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Lilian Kaunda

Stupid student. Chanco is not the one we used to know in those days. Students are always busy bonking each other and drinking beer. I would not even encourage my children to go to this useless institution.

MLENDO
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High school fees? No upkeep allowance? What else kenako mukatukwane ndikugenda our vehicles munsewu. Ideots. Ife we didn’t have such previlages for lazy people like you. But we managed pano we are receiving rewards of hardworking. Last time you were clapping hands for Kunkuyu, what happened with him now. Mwasowa chonena eti. Shupiti.

bandaww
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bandaww

utm kuti motooo, carry on please don’t stop there we are behind you

Abiti mandasi
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This man will dispute election results like odinga in Kenya and Chsmies.in Zimbabwe. Mbuzi Nchilima unya uona Chaka Cha mawa

MUNYERA
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MUNYERA

Unyera ouna. Chilima bomaaaaaaa

Ndaonavino
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Ndaonavino

Ngati pali ana a college oputsa ndiye inu. Why didnt you ask him this question! Being a second in command what have you done so far to the university students? Inu mitu phwiiii ndikazalowa m,boma pomwe ali boma momwemo zitsilu inu.

Gawani
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Gawani

Koma police presence yo. Mkuluyutu ndi wokonda power just wait. Vote for him and you will see.

Mbwiyembwiye
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Mbwiyembwiye

Since the birth of UTM, I have never heard any independent idea minus copied ideas from DPP. He has no alternative ideas except kuti adzmanga anthu. Akamanga anthu adzapundula chiyani a malawi? Kukweza fiizi mukumuuza Chilima, ndinu osaganizanso eti? Mmesa kukwezako ndiye reform imene ankachita Chilima yemweyo??? Mukugona ndi moto wamapesiwu eti??????

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