High Court rules in favour of Poly students union again on fees

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.

Poly students in court, ruling in thier favour

Poly students in court, ruling in thier favour

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.

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chimangilizo
Guest

tell them….they didn’t win, they’re just increasing poor tertiary education.

mukuphunzila mwawulere ndikumadikilaso government to employ you…

take an example on the FISD dudes

tman
Guest

University Education is only cheap in Malawi,no wonder even after graduating from Malawi Universities only those with a backing from their relatives get employed.Just take a look at your English,college graduates? KKK

You defeated the change,hopefully you will go back to college and eat from streets.

If you have these days a big brain but no money,i tell you, you are useless.Change will still come,better pay the new fees now.All the best as you spend your school days at home.Say hie to mam and dad and wishing you a happy festive season.

Gwazantinx
Guest

The problem is how to get the balance of payment with old fees. I guess we have to wait for treasury and parliament to appropriate some funds next february budget mid term review in order to open the college. Poly alone needs Two Billion, Chanco 3 Billion, KCN 1.3 Billion, COM 2 Billion.

Nyonyo
Guest

If the govntbhas no money how come it is cashgating heavly than before….the government has never and shall never have no money..the prenty cash is there kungoti akungodzilemeretsa okhaokhawo.

Ngihambe kusasa
Guest
Yes, Malawi is poor and not comparable to South Africa. Yes, this is a small country with senseless politicians, a mafioso government run by mafia party DPP…boasting MPs who could not afford a Kabanza now chauffer driven in Mercs on my tax. But paying such peanuts for University education will not get us anyway, we will continue to produce semi-literate graduates and Mother Malawi will be the eventual loser. If all of focused on what we can do for our Motherland, this country would change in an instant, but all we do is what will the country (government) do for… Read more »
kikolo
Guest

Do that mean people have money? If the government don’t have.

So far Unima Council is trying to buy public sympathy on this issue yet they know the truth.

reality check
Guest

thet students have a point in this issue.the frequent delays in the varsity calendar make it unfair for all students to pay the new fees.new fees should only be paid by first year students.

John
Guest

Tertiary education is not cheap.

nachipo eddie
Guest

tell the court to fund the balance otherwise forget it! mungochedwapo apo jesus is coming soon akupezani mukanali nazobe za sukulu

Fabiano Kamanga
Guest

STUDENTS ARE JUST DELAYING THEMSELVES HERE. YOU THINK UNIMA AND GOVT CAN ALLOW THAT? WHERE WILL THE MONEY COME FROM? THIS COUNTRY DOES NOT HAVE MONEY AT ALL. THERE IS NO WAY YOU CAN PAY K55,000 AND EXPECT TO RECEIVE UNIVERSITY EDUCATION AT THE MOMENT. IF IT IS ABOUT DELAYS, STUDENTS ARE THE ONES WHO NECESSITATED THAT BECAUSE OF SENSELESS DEMONSTRATIONS WHICH LED TO CLOSURE OF THE COLLEGE. HAVE YOU EVER DONE COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS ON THIS ISSUE? TIMAONA NGATI NDINU ANZERU KOMA MULIBE NZERU…KULIMBIKIRA MTUNDA WOPANDA MADZI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MUWAUZE A COURT OMWEWO APEREKE NDALAMA.

Cha yenda. Mthengo
Guest

Don’t think that we are similar financially. Can you ask govt where to get money. How about those money’s which are being used to buy poach cars and for paying the Dpp cadets. Mind ur language otherwise you are showing all your stupidity. Which economics class you have ever attended. We have ever attended economic lectures. Don’t cheat us

Chapasuka
Guest

This reflects a trend in tertiary education not only across the continent but rather globally. A quick comparison of two contexts: RSA and MW – most traditional universities in SA, tuition fees range from R30 000 to R55 000 per annum thus excluding residence. Here am seeing R55 000 (about R1200) while R275 000 (R6100). come on people can some economics and financial gurus advise on the matter!!!!

mwachonchobe
Guest

really ???? Malawi v South Africa?? really?

DOBO
Guest

Thatt is total madness to compare Malawi and south africa economically. Malalwi is the poorest country. If Malaw Goverment fails to find money where do u expect a poor Malawiam get the hiked fees

Kanthu Ako!!
Guest
Malawi is the poorest country, and yet you imply that its Government is rich. What an idiot. If Malawi is the poorest country, where do you expect the government of a poor country to find money to spend on people most of whom went to primary schools where they were paying more than K55,000 per term. Someone is even talking about Kamuzu. When Kamuzu was president the population of Malawi was less than 5,000,000, and Malawi was being given lots of Money for opposing communism and being a friend of Apartheid. Lilongwe Airport was built by South Africa for free.… Read more »
Igwe
Guest
No comparison in different economies bwana – that would simply mean no education for the poor and it would mean the current Minister of Education Dr Fabiano who was coming from an extremely poor family would not have gone to Chanco and be what he is if Kamuzu used such stupid economic misrepresentation. Wise up. Malawi is for us all. Once you compete the intelligent and desrving need to be educated using our taxes, after all we are paying taxes everyday which the DPP gurus are just chewing. Anya chaka chino mbava zimenezi – or we will ask the Lord… Read more »
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