KCN students end hunger strike after threats of expulsion

Students at University of Malawi’s Kamuzu College of Nursing (KCN)  in Lilongwe have ended their hunger strike after college authorities threatened to expel those boycotting food.

The students started the boycott on Saturday to force management to raise their food allowance from K900 to K1,350 Pper day.

A visit to the campus by Nyasa Timeson Sunday afternoon found a good number of students having their meal in the cafeteria.

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“We have no other option but to comply with the orders, we cannot win this fight but atl east we tried , it’s now up to the authorities to consider our concerns,” said one student.

The management told the students that those who feel are poor and can’t afford to buy the food must withdraw and go home.

National Organisation for Nurses in Malawi (NONM) Information and Advocacy Manager Benson Phiri said the decision by the management to allow students look for food using their own money will expose them at risk of mischievous behaviour.

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