Lilongwe University closes Bunda Campus indefinitely over electricity protests
Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (Luanar) has closed its Bunda Campus indefinitely following protests by students over power outages .
The Luanar students held protests last week that led to damage to some property.
Management of the university ordered the students on Wedneday December 13, 2017 ordered the students to leave the campus by 4 pm .
“Please be advised that in view of demonstrations by yourself (Bunda Campus Students) which has resulted to damages to private and institutional property, council of the university has closed the campus effective December 13, 2017, all students are therefore requested to leave the premises by 4pm today,” reads the Memo signed by university registrar Phillip Kaonda.
Kaonda said the protests had led to damage of both private and institutional property.
Last week the students carried out a mini demonstration demanding an end to persistent power outage which rocked the campus.
In September last year, authorities closed Natural Resources College (NRC) campus a constituent college of Luanar following demonstrations against fees hike.
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this is very unfortunate and uncalled for how can an institution of higher learning operating without electricity…… ma 5-1 kumawayamba dala uku……
Unfortunate. How can a university be managed without electricity? Prolonged blackouts of up to 24 hrs means that the students can not study, do their assignments, conduct their lab experiments nor indeed enjoy university life. This however does not in any way justify violent behavior.
That is sad,samapanga consider kuti magetsi amazima koma kumangopalira so akuyenera kuchitapo kanthu omwe akuyenera kuthetsa vutoli basi.
APM said by this month blackouts would be history in Malawi, and DPP gurus called Chakwera all sorts of names for calling mutharika a liar. Look at this now, Bunda has been a model of all colleges all along, ana akwiya, DPP chiliconse chalowa pansi, how can a country develop with administrators like Mutharika………..