The Peter Mutharika administration is not relenting in collecting from every other sector where it thinks it can collect money with the recent news being that the government has approved to the University of Malawi Council that it can go ahead and adjust fees for its generic students.
According to reports, the government has instructed the Council to go ahead with the fee hike which they had proposed to the government. A development that will see the administration on a collision course with the students.
Published reports indicate that the hike will be effective 2016/2017 academic year for the Colleges that fall under the banner of the University of Malawi (UNIMA).
It has been established that UNIMA will be demanding that its first year students which will be joining The Polytechnic pay K380,000 while those that will be starting their tertiary academic sojourn at Chancellor College will be required to pay K320,000.
The students selected to pursue their studies at College of Medicine will be the worst hit as they will be demanded to pay K500,000 while their colleagues in the health sector at Kamuzu College of Nursing will be paying K340,000.
The current fees are pegged at K275,000.
The University also hiked the fees for its mature students.