Malawi College of Health Sciences students storm OPC

Over 90 Malawi College of Health Sciences on Monday stormed the Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC) to force authorities end staff strike and open the college.

Students protest

It was not immediately known who the students were meeting but representatives of the students were allowed into the offices of the OPC on Monday morning.

Staff at the college are on strike demanding increased pension, among other issues.

One of the students James Oswald said the students are not getting food from the college cafeteria because cooks have joined the strike, making survival at the college hard.

“In addition, we are getting threats from some staff members who say we will be fired because we are refusing to leave the campus,” said Oswald.

He said the students want the government to intervene, saying the closure of the college would negatively affect their studies.

The students sat peacefully, chatting as they awaited their colleagues who were in a meeting with OPC officials to come back and brief them on what transpired from the meeting.

They said they will not leave OPC until a lasting solution is found to the problem.

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In the old MCP days the College had had tantalising 5* hotel standard food, motivated tutors and staff. With Haward University, WHO and other funding sources we ate imported oats, markerel fish and turkey (nkhuku Msowoya). The then Government was able to account for funding and donors had confidence in it. When will those sweet days come again to the College

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Over 90 but just looking at the snap shot, I can see over 120 already.

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