College of Medicine start classes as University of Malawi fee row rages on

College of Medicine (CoM) students have started their new year amid disagreements over fees in the University of Malawi.

College of Medicine Blantyre campus
College of Medicine Blantyre campus

CoM students union president Francis Matiya confirmed the classes have started in earnest on Monday.

“Some people have paid the new revised fees but the majority are awaiting a decision by the University of Malawi students union decision on the matter,” said Matiya.

A couple of weeks ago, President Peter Mutharika ordered the reduction of the fees by K50000 from the increased K300000 but students want the fees go down further owing to the harsh economic climate.

However College of Medicine authorities say they have not received communication from the government on the reduction of fees.

University of Malawi student leadership is on Thursday expected to come out clear on whether they have endorsed the K50000 fee reduction or not.

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chimpeni jamesi
5 years ago

Macollege onse atsekedwe ngati anawa akubowa ife tatopa ndi makhalidwe awo onyasa auchidakwa ndi chigololo. Chimene ayenera kudziwa ndi ichi: Its not a right for them to have been selected to various colleges of the Malawi University, but it was a privilege as most deserving students with good and ambitious dreams (my niece with 15 points never got a place) into either one of the colleges. University Council please expel every one and make fresh advertisement to new students, tiwone zomwe Ayuba / Sikwese and others will do.

nomicsvee brieze
nomicsvee brieze
5 years ago

Despite the wayward sort of life u are vindicating these UNI students forget not or dont overlook the point here.. u r butt hurt coz your niece did not get the selection list very understandable but think brute…u wud also be crying for fees hike if your unfortunate niece got on the selection list. so this is not a cry for one man but the majority if however u r saying this because u have moneyz that u can spare y then dont you just donate towards subsidizing the tuition fees Mr Chimpeni…iwetu given a chance u can kill merely… Read more »

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