The High Court in Blantyre has again ruled in favour of Polytechnic Students’ Union (PSU) by stopping the University of Malawi (Unima) Council from implementing a new tuition fees structure.
High Court judge Healey Potani on Monday ruled that the hiked fee of K350 000 per annum will not be applied across the board, saying the continuing students will not pay the hiked tuition fees.
This means that the students will pay the old fees structure of K55 000 and K250 000 for government and self-sponsored students, respectively.
Meanwhile, PSU president Frank Msiska has called on Unima Council to facilitate the immediate opening of the college.
Tension ensued in July this year in the four Unima constituent colleges, namely College of Medicine (CoM), Chancellor College (Chanco), Kamuzu College of Nursing (KCN) and The Polytechnic following students’ protests over the fee hike.
The new fees ranging from K400 000 to K600 000 were increased from K55 000/K275 000 per academic year.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :