Angry Students from Domasi College of Education are pressuring college management to pay them their semester allowances.
According to information sourced by Malawi24, the residential upgrading students are entitled to K116,000 each every academic year as upkeep allowance
One of the students told Malawi24 that management paid the first group in December last year with funds being approved on February 4 through Ref No.EDU/HUM/24, while others were told to wait.
The student further said that when they contacted the ministry of education on the matter, they were told that government had already settled the money to be paid to the students.
Investigations on the matter reveal that two Reserve Bank cheques for the allowances were deposited for the college to disburse the money to the students.
Cheque number 053886, with cash amounting to K1,920,000 was cleared to be deposited at NBS Bank capital city branch on December 9, last year.
The other cheque, with number 055887 had money amounting to K6,271,510 holding a payment voucher number 250PV4004313 was cleared on December 15,2015 for the student’s allowances.
“We are afraid about our allowances. We don’t know where the money is now, whether it is in personal accounts or not. We have evidence that government settled the allowance money with our school,” said the source.
The students have since threatened to hold demonstrations until the senior staff of the college provide information on the matter.
However, there was no immediate comment from the management as they did not respond to a questionnaire sent by this reporter through email.