KCN students hit streets again to hold peaceful demos, want Mutharika to break silence

Students at  Kamuzu College of Nursing (KCN) – a constituent of the Univerfsity of Malawi –  on Wednesday took time off from their year end examinations to hold peaceful protests, calling on President Peter Mutharika to break his silence on the fee hike impasse.

KCN studens hold demo
KCN studens hold demo

The Wednesday protests in both Lilongwe and Blantyre campuses were in sharp contrast to the Monday demonstrations which were characterised with violence as the students block roads and damaged private cars.

The students said as long as Mutharika, the Chancellor of the University of Malawi continue to keep silence on the matter, the protests would continue.

President of KCN students union in Blantyre Gift Banda said most students are too poor to afford the K400000 fees.

“The government acknowledges that many students were last year withdrawn from the University of Malawi because they could not afford the K275000, how can the same students now afford to pay the K400000? The Chancellor should come in and rescue us,” he said.

The students have given the government five days to respond to the issues raised.

In Lilongwe, the students walked peacefully under police escort to Lilongwe district commissioner offices where they presented their petition.

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7 years ago

Mukamapanga zanuzo osamaphwanya galimoto za anthu. Amene akweza fees si eni galimotowo ayi. Tinamva kuwawa heavy bwino nazo

7 years ago

The most passive president Malawi has ever had. Remember when he was education minister, he hibernated during academic freedom saga. And when he was Foreign affairs minister, he slept when the British envoy was declared persona non grata. Now he is the president, he can only come out when it’s on bbc. The hyena issue of lower Shire. Malawi is a failed state state with a tried and failed leader then as minister, and now as president

7 years ago

Tawathandizeni ana athu a President

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