University of Malawi students at Poly open letter to Major Prophet Bushiri: SOS

The students at Polytechnic, a constituent college of the University of Malawi, have penned Major 1 Prophet Shepherd Bushiri to intervene in their wrangle with the University Of Malawi Council over the closure of  the institution.

This comes after the University’s Chancellor President Peter Mutharika distanced himself from the problems facing the university.

The students are also calling for the firing of the entire university management for “failing to solve that problem.”

Here is the letter to Major Prophet, Shepherd Bushiri.

Major 1,
In the spirit of the season, please receive our humble greetings. We greet you with swollen hearts. Hearts that are tired of oppression and bullying. Hearts that are heavy with agony, anguish and hopelessness.

Major 1 Prophet Bushiri

We, the students of University of Malawi, Polytechnic, have followed your teachings. They border on hardwork and determination. They border on making sacrifices and living by the standards set by oneself. You are a living testimony of your own teachings. Not only have you accumulated so much spiritual blessings from the Lord,
you have also been blessed with riches.

One thing that we know has set you apart from the rest of the people in your league is that you are selfless, humble, benevolent and patriotic. You have used both your spiritual and earthly riches to touch the lives of millions of Malawians and many people from across the globe. May the good Lord continue blessing you abundantly Father.

It is with the beliefs outlined above that we come to you for your assistance. We are tired, abused, lied to and left to wither in the scorching heat of oppression by the people we entrusted with the mandate to govern us.

Major 1, you may be interested to know that our institution has been on shutdown for the past five months. The reason for the shutdown is that the authorities want to force the students to pay K400, 000 each student per year when infact we are not subjective to the new fees structure in the 2015/2016 academic year. The matter has been in and out of the courts and on all those occasions, justice has always favoured us, the students.

However, even with one and half academic year behind, our authorities still haven’t seen the wisdom to open the college. Their argument is that they still have a deficit of about 2 billion Kwacha.

The saga has left us loitering the nooks and crannies of our country with nothing but anguish in our souls. We are living everyday hoping to hear that the powers that be, have finally found that solution to our tribulations. Sadly, our cries have fallen on deaf ears. Ears that have no time to listen to the concerns of a bunch of young and poor students who are trying so hard to be something in this life.

Major 1, as it stands now, you are the only person standing between hope and damnation. You are the only individual who can pull us out of this misery. You are the only one who can come in to help us get back to school. The dreams of thousands of young, brilliant and ambitious Malawians depend on your intervention.

We humbly ask you to assist us in any way you can to see us back in class. We remain hopeful that our plea will see the light of the day. May the good Lord continue blessing you in all your endeavours.

Embattled Poly Students.

*The open letter to Prophet Shepherd Bushiri came after Major 1 in 2016 sponsored 3000 students in Africa on scholarships

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Nicholas L.W.Mkhalipi
Nicholas L.W.Mkhalipi

Malawi kkkkkkkkkkk


The so called Poly Students, let me remind you that you are not the only citizens in this country. Your fellow youth are paying exorbitant fees in private universities. The fees you claim to be high is not enough for a semester. This does not mean they have enough money but they failed to secure places in public universities. Therefore do not be selfish. Do you want the government to spend all taxpayer’s money on you alone? If you see public universities expensive then try private sector.

Beston chagala

Thanks for the courage.Hope major 1 will not disappoint you in jesus christ name.


Ignorance Polly,s.The economic problem issue is globally, we are in rich foreign countries where by students are rioting for the same matters.They are not writting to donnas for their problems or calling for fake prophets. They are dealing with government.

scoch tembo

mmmmmu zonyoza president ai,sichapafupi kukhala president,ganizan nobwi,fees imawawa nthaw zose,liman soya bas,chisomo sapempha tiwonela iwe

concerned citizen

our economic and political think-tanks are failing the move! university students are not
supposed to be treated like kindergarten kids…they are the prospective magnus opus of the country
and need to be well managed

Major 20

You can go through education without education going through you. Mwati umbuli wathu uzatha? Kulemba kalata kwa Bushiri ndiye zithandiza chani ? Anthu a ku university amended kapena some Bushiri boys just to put him in the news? Or the new PRO has started his job with his own tricks?


Things are so high ,im paying my daughter K150 000 /Term in secondary xool what about UNIMA even if the government say pay half u will still cry anas school tasiyani ndale please konzani tsogolo lanu basi zithu zada kale

shadreck major



Malawi wanga!!!!!!!

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