Malawi University students to hold demos on Tuesday

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Students from public universities and colleges of Malawi will on Tuesday hold vigils at  Parliament in demand for thedispersion of loans and grants, Malawi24 has established.

The development follows  the expiry of one week that the students body gave the government to disperse loans and grants to needy students in public universities and colleges in the country.

University of Malawi (UNIMA) vice President for the students union Thimbisa Siwande said leaders from four public universities and colleges namely UNIMA, Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST), Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR) and Mzuzu University are to stage vigils at
Parliament.

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University students to hold demos.

“First it will be leaders, this Tuesday will be holding vigils at parliament in demand of dispersion of loans and grants” said Siwande.

Siwande further said if government fails to meet the demand all students will be mobilized to hold demonstrations.

“Well, if government fails  we will go back to our friends and we will mobilise demonstrations to facilitate the speeding of dispersion of the munch needed loans and grants” added Siwande.

Malawi government established Higher Education Students ’ Loans and Grant Board (HESLGB ) to rescue needy students with grants for securing space in public and private universities across the nation in the 2015 / 2016 financial year .

The board which was instituted under the an Act of Parliament No. 2 of 2015 in a bid to provide high education loans and grants to needy students plans to disburse k1.5 billion for this fiscal year.

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  1. Am more than ready 2 patronize demos aaa enafexo sanatipaxexo fund yoti tiyamba geli til recently while our frnds mbuyomu zimatheka aaah fire fire kuparliament komweko

  2. anthu ochimwitsa ngati awa sindinawanoneyi…ati kumayankha mtima uliziii amvekere ” we are operating at our own pace and not the pace of the Polytechnic”za ziii zenizeni mukapanga operate at your own pace mupita nazo kukaguritsa kapena kunyumba kwanu???? anthu munaphunzira ulere inu pano mwayamba matama??? mudzafa imfa yowawatu ukapanda kusamara!!! mufuna mube pomwepo???

  3. most of u who dont have relative in these universities are just full of envy. why do u think all govts have had the loan scheme. it is to offer the highest possible education to those less privileged. it is for redistribution of wealth and the reasons are plenty..its only that the govt is so naive, corrupt and stupid to give these students their loans in time and u are here criticizing them instead of having the ba’llz to criticize ur beloved govt..its time malawians support each other and start thinkin progressively

    • then we need the govt to compensate us on that..the validity of currency depends of circulation. the money needs to be circulated and in this view, our parents and guardians are paying huge taxes but nobody benefiting and now we r in Universities we need that money our parents sacrificed

  4. school ndindalama nowdays munya anthu otumbwa inuuuu mumangotitukwana ife ma vendor as if sitingakulipiliren la fees kanuko! musovaaa pitala wake sameneyutu

  5. kkkkk iyiii ufuna kumatchaa eetii!!? iwe Namwali ndi Boyi eee!!!, ungafela zaweni tangakuzako kuno ku Jon uwone m’mene tisakila kobilli. ukageba upata lako,kenako udzazilipilila wekha,osatizangongole ufunazo. kkkkk ndichi Mang’anja ichi!!kkkkkk.

  6. Bola akanakhala ana ku primary kudandaula kuti amaphunzira pa dzuwa it ws oky and I could support them. Wina akulodza kale kwanu upite ku demo ukakumaneko AK47, zofuna.

  7. these are tax payers’s money they are fighting for, you ask, you don’t fight for it, its not a right, its a privilege, so many people are suffering in the rural areas and you want to fight for their tax

    • the taxpayers are our parents and guardians and we need the circulation of our own money to educate us..we r not from outside countries we are also Malawians who want to enjoy what u r enjoying while helping our nation in her spheres of developments..we need the money as we hv been promised.

  8. Anthu ena mukukomenta zopanda nzeru apa, muli inu kapena m’bale wanu akulephera kupitiriza maphunziro chifukwa cha ndalama mungamve bwanji mumtima????

  9. akufunika kwambiri ndi chipungu akumayankha mwano heve ngat anachita kulembera munthu wongosankhidwa ngat ameyu. usamale aixe..! nayenso piksy kusankha board kut ndalama ya loan izithera kulipira mabongwe amwano ngat amenewa, masiku ako sakubwelera aixe. Nonse mukavaya chirunga izavayanso payokha, iyi ndi nkhondo tsopano. take care chipungu…usazifile, munthu wakalamba kale nde uononge future ya ma yuthi? moreover munaphunziranso ulere foseki.

  10. Aaaaaaaa misonkho ya anthu osauka kukayichitira demo ngati ndalamazo zikuchokera m’matumba mwa makolo anu okha? Kodi ana ophunzira kuyunivesite inu mumazimva bwanji, mavuto onsewaaa anu apambana bwanji.

  11. Aaaaaaaa misonkha ya anthu osauka kukuyichitira domo ngati ndalamazo zikuchokera m’matumba mwa makolo anu okha? Kodi ana ophunzira akuyunivesite inu mumazimva bwanji, mavuto onsewaaa anu apambana bwanji.

  12. Ngati mulibe ndalama siyani kuphunzirako basi amene angakwanitse apitirize. Mumayambiranji zinthu zakuti simungakwanitse. Anthu osauka akunya ndikukhoma msonkho basi inu mwati muyende moyela. Fokofu pano ndiye muona zakuda chifukwa a Police akewo alibe experience angomaliza kumene maphunziro ndiye mfuti aphuzilira painu tsopano.

  13. Work up malawi dzuka azanu kuno ku South Africa adadzimenyela nkhondo ndipo boma lidavomeleza zofuna zawo,, koma inu ma students apamalawi aaaa tulo thoo,,,,, musova ndi Peter wanuyo

    • hey man wok up,,, nduna zimadya ndalama zingati zaboma pa mwezi? mamillion ankhaninkhani kuba nkati nde mwana akufuna kupitiliza xool aziti boma lilibe ndala nde wina mkumavomeleza ech! dzuka malawi dzuka…. mwina malawi adafela kutulo?

    • May be u dont follow issues here in malawi possibly u get them from untrusted onine pages the thing is boma sinati ilibe ndalama for the fees but it has to trade carefully by following all the procedures like for any other public necessecities before it releases the funds and not by being pushed by anybody else including the students and donors what the south african university students did was inline with what they agree kwaoko mind u its situational and contextual

  14. hop u hv had dialogue long enough otherwise u risk premature closure . besides u dont force some1 to giv u loan rather u hav to plead with him or her. remember wat hapenned n 2011

  15. Dziko liri pamavuto inunso mukufuna kuwonjezera mavutowo. A police khozekani ndi mfuti muphe basi!zawo zimenezo!

  16. This is not copyin from South African students as some of u are commenting here…the govt as far as i cn rememba said no one is going to withdraw on financial grounds now hw can u feel u being forced nt to write exams or attend classes because of fees?or mayb nt u bt your relative…mind you its loan that will now be payed bak nt 100% grant..it might sound ridiculous to be demonstratin on this issue bt its nt considerin the poverty level of many malawian students..by the way i dnt support demonstrations bt sometimes some issues are jst woth demonstrating for…if there will not be a way to support all students in all colleges includin the private ones,Malawi will suffer a lot of brain drain for example how can a person educate him/her self at a high cost jst to be employed as teacher and recieve salary that is minimal…i jst think the loans can force pipo to work here until they are payed bak ..or no loan bt fees shld be reduced…#jst my opinion

  17. Zotengera a malawi,pomva kuti tinali ndi yathu demos ati basi nafenso tipange kkkkkkkkkk koma ndizosiyanatu ndi ife ,tangoganizani mmene iliri dziko la malawi panopa mungakhale muku claimer loans eeeesh poor student.

    • there z nothing like kutumididwa apa,…kodokodo wayamba liti kuti muziti akutengela inu, za academic freedom adatengela iweyo? infact ukati akutengela inu ukunena ndani??

    • Hey mbuli ndi zimene zikubakira ma demos coz they dont hav folded brains otherwise what is the meaning of holding demos or vigils when the govt budgetted for that on its own? Why demos when its just ngongole and govt has not backtracked? Inu munapita ku university nu kaya njakuti r u telling me kut ma demo r the only practical solutions to the problem at hand i.e, if at all it is a problem yet? How many innocent people are affected ndi ma demo oti sakuwakhudza? Think of poly; they block the highway jamming the traffic, is there any connection? Wake up from slumber ophunziranu!!

    • and thats how it has been working kuyambira kale, amene mukuti ma tax payers-ziwo owe the govt the same, it seems ‘you know it all’, khalani, but for your own information demo yachika tsiku lomwelo list ndikumatuluka..demo its the only language that govt hears fast..kuno ndiku Malawi chemwali .

  18. I support the students go ahead with demos.that correct development! University students are much better,very sensible than the stupid unrecruited trained teachers and their foolish TUM president.2yrs at home what are they doing? Wake up!

    • Tahe problem iz that Nkhwazi is unrecruited student teacher and he dont want to be awaken,l repeat ‘wake up! ‘ the thng is ur voice must be heard.UNIMA &TTCs are under Education ministry and must be treated equaly.look u r IPTE9 and ur frndz are also quite what do u waiting for=posting! Wat l mean.read foundation studies and understand the aim of IPTE and relationships between schools,colleges and universities.

    • The problem iz that Nkhwazi is unrecruited student teacher and he dont want to be awaken,l repeat ‘wake up! ‘ the thng is ur voice must be heard.UNIMA &TTCs are under Education ministry and must be treated equaly.look u r IPTE9 and ur frndz are also quite what do u waiting for=posting! Wat l mean.read foundation studies and understand the aim of IPTE and relationships between schools,colleges and universities.

    • palibeso zoopsezana apa! ena mpaka kt mbuzi? ine sndne mphuzts & curently am nt a unima stdent, bt the point is znthu szkuenda bwno.ma demowo ndie akufnikad.ths is the poorest adm eva existd in mw.nd dpartment yake it ingasmbe zabwno panopa? enanu mungokhara ngat sndnu amalawi kapena ngat kt mwabwera kumene mmalawi muno bwanj? inuyo ndie mwatumidwa kma.come dcember.i can see dmostration evry where in mw.poor adm.palibe zoopsezana apa.kaya zakunyasa sory kmabe dzwa kt ma demo bomalakoli ndie ndiosayamba.zopusa.

    • Blind loyalty, say yes boss even life threaten action by the so called president,do not poiticise poor development in health, education and agriculture.lets talk we are citizen……

  19. fighting for the dispersion of loans and grants? Ukape,, what you should have been fighting for is the resumption of government sponsorship and loans for the huge chunk of the remaining, government sponsored students, olo atati atuluse list ya fans yomwe ayitenga loan yo, board yoti ili underfunded ,,,mafana a UNIMA mushalapo ochepa kwambiri,,ndipo muzamenyanso ma demo ena tsimikizani

  20. Your friends in South African they forced the government not increase the University Fees yet South Africa is better off than Malawi.
    Our Malawian University Students are too sleepy.