Poly Students in trouble!

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Their memories of how they spent months at home staying idle last year are not over yet, but just after a week of opening, Polytechnic Students may be out of school again this time around.

Trouble is now freshly brewing for students at the Malawi Polytechnic, a constituent college of the University of Malawi.

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Lecturers down tools at Poly.

Exclusive information that Malawi24 has indicates that lecturers at the institution have started downing tools from Monday, 21 March 2016.

A source told Malawi24 that the lectures have decided to down tools following disagreements with their employers over their remuneration.

“You can agree with me that the cost of living has risen while our earnings have remained the same, it is for this reason that we are demanding an improvement in our salaries,” said the source who did not want to be named.

According to the source, the lecturers are demanding at least a 15% increment in their monthly earnings.

Separate findings also say a grouping among the lecturers wants up to 75% increment to their perks.

Malawi24 understands that when the lecturers presented the issue to their employers, they were met with contempt. It is from that point that the academics decided to embark on an industrial action.

It is said that no lessons will be offered at the institution from Monday until government addresses their grievances.

It is not known if the strike will cripple other institutions in the university of Malawi.

In August last year, the institution got sealed  after a disagreement between the students and school authorities on loan payment led to student riots.

The students were then called back to the institution a month later after the matter had been resolved.

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  1. watsover u de outsiders u may say doesnt concernd us,, bcoz we no dat students en lectures of poly xperiencs high cost of livin geographically..so let dem fight 4deir own welfare bt 4we students never think dat we llb bac hom never!! we ll wet wet until de issue iz resolved snc we hav dat fridom…so if u hate poly tok bad of t bt dat we benefit u notin..en understand de issue illiterally bt we understand it intellectually….

  2. Iwe Stamford. Kod kupusa et? Osaona kaye nkhaniyo bwanj? Kumangot peter, peter, peter, watan iyeyo? Amadya kwanu? Iweso shupit et? Ndakwiyananu nonse who blame Peter nkhan yosamu khudza!

  3. Chikumukhuza Peter ndi chani apa? ngati amakunyasani zilumeni kumsana man…ngati mulibe comment kungokhala osa commenta ngati ine zingakuchitilenso ubwino kusiyana ndikumalimbana ndi munthu oti simungampeze ndipo alibe pulobulemu muli ndi ma pulobulemu ndi inu

  4. Guys kodi mumamvera mkamwa??? Tawerengani mofatsa a Luka, ndi chizungutu ichi. Its not ma students amene akupanga strike ndi ma lecturers. Kudana nayo poly basi nyooooo! Idakuphonyabe!

  5. amalawi 24 kaya mukumalemba khani mutadya chamba chaciwisg +maungu osakaniza ndi ma pumpukn. Azikutengelani ku court choncho mukumalemba zomwe munalota pogona et? Dikilani ndi samutsepo ma office anu timangepo ma toilet

  6. muzizuza nokha malomoti mukana maliza maphuzoro any zaka 4 mufuna mumalize ndizaka 7 multi mupuxa ndani ophuzira saposa mphuzitsiwake pokhapokha atamaliza maphuziro ake .