The University of Malawi (Unima) Council has announced that Polytechnic, a constituent College of the University of Malawi is set to open for its 2016/2017 academic year by end of this month.
According to a statement released by the University Office on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 signed by the College’s Registrar, Benedicto Malunga, first year female students who will be doing bridging courses in science programmes need to report at the college on Monday, January 30, 2017.
The statement also says female students in bridging courses for science programmes who were offered accommodation are expected to arrive on campus on Sunday, January 29, 2017.
Malunga stated that other first year students should report on Monday, February 6, 2017 and that those who were offered accommodation will be expected to arrive at the Polytechnic campus on Sunday, February 5, 2017.
“Orientation for all first year students shall commence on Monday, February 6, 2017 and end on Friday, February 10, 2017,” the sstatement reads.
The Univeraity Registrar says all continuing students of the Polytechnic should report for classes on Monday, February 13, 2017 and that those who were offered accommodation are expected to arrive on campus on Sunday, February 12, 2017.
It further says that fees for first year generic students is MK400,000 while for continuing generic students and mature entry students is MK350,000 and MK900,000 respectively.
The Polytechnic was scheduled to open for a new academic year in October, 2016 but the University of Malawi Council deferred the opening date after students obtained an injunction stopping the college from implementing a fees hike in the academic year.
The students argued that the college should effect the hike in the next academic year which was scheduled to begin in 2017.