Mzuzu University raises tuition fee up to K350 000 a year: Students protest

Malawi Government has endorsed Mzuzu University (Mzuni) Council’s decision to increase students tuition fees from K300 000 to K350 000 per year and the students union plan a protest demonstration.

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The inflation-linked rise has been approved by Mzuni Council during its 56th ordinary meeting, according to a statement announcing the new fees structure seen by Nyasa Times.

Mzuni has also set fees for upgrading students in the face-to-face programme at K400 000 per year while open distance learners will be paying K300 000 per year.

Mzuni Students Representative Council (Musrec) president Wazamazama Katatu said the students are not amused with the rise of the tuition fees and its timing.

Musrec has sisnce threatened to hold demonstrations on the matter.

However,  Mzuni spokesperson Chigo Gondwe-Chokani said during the meeting “the students were represented.”

Last  years,  an increase of  students financial contribution from K250 000 to K280 000 per year sparked  protests at Mzuni after  students argued the proposed hike was unrealistic considering the country’s tough economic climate.

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Jamax
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Honestly speaking here in Malawi University Fees are too low that’s why we have so many students from our neighbouring countries coming for to learn here ….. K350,000.00 per year is translated as K29,100.00 each month now what constitutes this K29,100.00 food … Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner for 30 solid days, water & electricity bills, free lectures offering free lessons monday to friday, library with free books etc. Now if we are to take into consideration of all these provisions do they add up to K29,100.00 per month? I know that there are some who come from very poor… Read more »
sheperd
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my friend dont think that everyone is able to raise that sum,, thats why our world will nevr develop if a large number of people think as u do. we have so many colegues who have wthdrawn because they dont have that little u say

rabecca
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my friend, nowadays everything you provide yourself including food, accomodation you pay per month. now the fees is for the lecturing and the books only. its cheap i know but consider that parents have to pay accomodation, food every month its not simple my dear. when we talk about food only, i mean not less than K40,000.00 per month. think about for the poor person.

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