Poly students online demos go viral

Students at the Polytechnic, through its student union, on Tuesday held online protests to let  government bail out 1 000 students who are at risk of being withdrawn for failure to pay fees.

Poly students  conducted their demo online

In a letter signed by Polytechnic Student Union (PSU) president, Kunozga Mlowoka, the students called upon fellow students, all public and private university students as well as well wishers in Malawi and elsewhere to join them as they conducted the online demonstrations

The demonstration were held online from 6:00am to 11:00pm.

According to the letter, signed by PSU president, Kunozga Mlowoka, the students owe the Polytechnic management K165 million.

The hashtag #Help_Poly_Needy_Students and #education_for_tonse went viral on various social media platforms especially Facebook.

“Without squaring the balances it means  the students  cannot access their examinations results, and thus cannot proceed with their  studies,” said Mlowoka.

Some social media competitors called on President Lazarus Chakwera to sort out the issue with urgency.

Geneva-based Stanley Kenani said it was a concern that the future of the 1,021 Polytechnic students hang in the balance as they needed the fees.

In his open letter to Chakwera, Kenani wrote: “Sir, this is a crisis of unimaginable proportions. I urge you to do all you can to intervene. I know it is possible, Sir. We cannot afford, as a nation, to have 1,000 young men and women lose their place in college due to lack of funds.”

Kenani  also urged banks to assist the students as part of their social corporate responsibilities.

“I kindly ask you to weigh in on this and bail the students out. I am happy to coordinate on behalf of all the students, together with the Dean of Students at The Polytechnic. Your contribution will be widely acknowledged,” said Kenani in a letter to banks.

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Fotseki Zao
Fotseki Zao
1 year ago

Their parents do not have money to pay for the students schools fees but have money to make these fools get drunk and swear at passer bys some of whom are more educated than these buffoons.

Dont pay the fees, we were not their when their parents were copulating to give off thise fools

1 year ago

The majority of these students parents and relatives can afford to pay the fees, but would rather spend on something else. Frankly, they knew the amount of fees that would be required to attend that institution and shouldn’t have sent the kids there if they cant afford. Either get a scholarship or send your child where they can afford. This thing of wanting free stuff from government is unacceptable! Life is not fair, I would love to send my child to Oxford or Harvard, but unless i can foot the bill then that will not happen unless the chap gets… Read more »

Ben Phiri Jerusalem University
Ben Phiri Jerusalem University
1 year ago

Can agree some students likely need assistance not all. 165 million over 1,000 students is only an average of k165,000. University of higher learning is there to teach students how to work and new tasks and skills. Education is suppose to stop free handouts, donor dependancy. Shame on Poly Technic for failing these student by not teaching them good work ethics with the school closed more than 6 months each student has failed to raise k165,000

1 year ago

Looking at the numbers of student in drinking or social places in the cities, one would think they swim in money. What a shame!!

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