University of Malawi (Unima) students at Polytechnic College in Blantyre on Tuesday took to the streets in protest of water crisis which has seen four days of dry taps.
According to students at the college, there has been no water at campus since Sunday and there have received no explanation why there is no water.
“Water is life we all know that but with the scarcity this has raised fears of compromised hygiene at the campus and this is not the first time we are experiencing water scarcity,’ said Polytechnic Students Union President (PSU), Japhet Nthala.
The students were on the streets protesting the water shortage.
Police had to fire tear gas cansters to disperse the students.
Meanwhile, classes have been suspended at the Polytechnic College following water woes.
The management says it’s in discussion with Blantyre Water Board to restore water “ as soon as humanly possible.”
Classes will resume on Wednesday, according to a statement signed by the college’s acting registrar Yamikani Chilinde.