Students of Kamuzu College of Nursing in Lilongwe have blocked the way to Kamuzu Central Hospital, they are chanting and yelling at motorists to find another route.
This means doctors, management and staff are not able to go through the hospital gates by vehicles.
It was not immediately known why they have come out of their classes.
Nyasa Times crew will be updating you on new developments in this developing story.
This comes barely days after Chancellor College and Polytechnic students went on protests against exorbitant fee hikes which has led to indefinite closure of Chancellor College and arrest of close to 30 students from both public colleges.
The government is blaming the opposition for the new wave of protests, an allegation vehemently rejected by Malawi Congress Party and Peoples Party.
A youth non-governmental organisation, Youth and Society (Yas), finds students’ expression of discontent over the fees hike from K275 000 to a minimum of K400 000 “extremely genuine, patriotic and heroic at a time when the economy is severely anaemic and decrepit.”
“The University administration itself has expressed the same point of view in terms of rising costs of running the University. The students are justified to defend themselves and Malawian society at large against this insensitive and unjustified fees hike by the Unima Council.
“The exorbitant fees in our educational institutions are gradually leading to commercialisation of education, which will obviously lower the standards of education further than it is presently. This will militate against one of the needs of the nation, of an increase in numbers of graduates in Malawi by making it possible for as many as possible young people to realise their dreams,” as executive director Charles Kajoloweka said.
Kajoloweka urged government to stop using closure of institutions of higher learning as a tool of intimidation and abdication of its responsibility.