Cunima students hold demo over water shortage

Students at the Catholic University of Malawi (Cunima) are boycotting classes forcing the authorities at the school to fix the problem of water shortage and Friday held a demonstration at the campus.

Students at the university campus in Nguludi, Chiradzulu district said the school has had dry taps for over three weeks and have been drawing water from the boreholes to fill cistern tanks in order to use the toilets in hostels.

“We have had no water for over three weeks now since we opened this semester and this has affected our studies,” said one of the students who did not identify herself.

Demo: Cunima students

Cunima vice-chancellor Professor Anaclet Phiri said the university continues to face acute water problems due to water losses caused by old pipes.

Another student said the university received K1 million (about $6 000) from National Bank of Malawi (NBM) and K500,000 from NBS Bank which was intended to fix water shortage but r problem has persisted.

The students clad in red attire refused to meet the Vice Chancellor who wanted to have a word with the students.

They presented a petition and part of it they are calling for the vice chancellor Chipeta and Registrar Nelson Mabvumbe to step down.

Catholic university students demonstrating

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