Malawi College of Medicine shut down after students protest

Management of the College of Medicine, a constituent of the University of Malawi (Unima), has indefinitely closed  for “instability” students caused at their Blantyre campus.

College of Medicine Blantyre campus

College of Medicine Blantyre campus

The students went on rampage following management’s decision last week that the students be paid their meal allowances based on a pro-rata basis.

Pro-rata is a system that provides that students be paid their allowances based on the period they spend on campus.

According to information Nyasa Times sourced, students were told that they would get about K17 000 instead of K35 000.

Mzuzu University (Mzuni) suspended 943 government sponsored students for the same reason.

 

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Pieman wizo
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we don’t want him to rule this country please…….wumbava basi tikufuna chakhwela ife.. Not you khalamba.

Finale wa ku Medicine
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Finale wa ku Medicine

Journalist, you have only heard from one side only, if you were professional and objective you would also have consulted the students. The main reason students protested was forced vacation from campus for christmas holiday while final exams are just around the corner. You may wish to know that the academic calendar does not exclude holidays so no reason for forced vacation or trimmed meal allowances. Ask them if they pay back student hostel rentals for days spent out of campus during holidays. Anthuwa anazolowela kusolola so this time they thought it would go the same way.

Zayambika
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Zako izo pitala umabelanji mavoti? usova wekha

dadaboma
Guest

That’s DPP. Uku “pro rata” is justified, kwinaku hefty pay hikes for cabinet, mps, president, vp are “justified”. Our youths deserve good policies for them to develop. This “pro rata” animal must be cancelled. Students also need proper allowance packages to do their academic properly. Most of them are really poor. And for COM to join strikes it means this country is finished. COM has been known for its tranquility. But since the youths also voted for the satanic APM, instead of the God-given JB, the country is in for numerous woes. Sorry boys and girls.

Jamani Paul
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This is not new to me, thats how DPP government works, is this the first time Boma la Dpp latseka xul? we are not yet forgot how they closed Chanco and poly in the accademic freeedom saga

Doc
Guest

Bola nthawi ya masteni

Chimbiya Weniweni
Guest

oooowoh?A mirrela,mafana apa chanco amenewo?Nkana mukumawididwa hvy eti!You need a very serious support,man!Or else go back to sec!

Wadya iwe
Guest

Something is wrong somewhere, why are all these colleges closing? Mzuni,COM the we will hear the same for Chanco and Poly. Can our govt. Show some seriousness here? As a Professor, our president should know the importance of closing institutions and its high time he intervenes

opportunist
Guest

The money is too little for the food

Mirella K.
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I mean mmangomvera tikamachita ifr izi ku University of Chancellor, ku Zomba mafana!

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