No rest for Mutharika: UNIMA students out to squeeze his throat over fee hike

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The University of Malawi students whom the administration of Peter Mutharika and the DPP has decided to hike their fees are not taking the fees issue while lying down.

Students from the University will this morning protest against government decision to approve the university council to hike fees for generic students in the constituent colleges of the University.

Speaking in an interview with Malawi24, this morning University of Malawi Students Union vice president Godfrey Pumbwa said they are to present a petition to the ministry of education today at 10:30 am in the capital Lilongwe.

University of Malawi Polytechnic

UNIMA fees hiked

“We are to start from Standard bank premises at city center via independence drive then to the ministry of education offices where we hope the director of high education is going to receive our petition” said Pumbwa.

Pumbwa added that students are to wait for government response within two days failure which the students are to take next action.

“We agreed to give them two days for them to address our situation; if they fail to address us, we will go back to the students who asked us to represent them, then we will take next action,” added Pumbwa.

The students suggest that no hike of fees should be made to generic students while the mature entry fees should go high with only 30 percent. Government approved a hike of fees from K270,000 to its first year students.

Students joining The Polytechnic will have to 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 and their colleagues in the health sector at Kamuzu College of Nursing will be paying K340,000.

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  1. Throat squeezing a alee mukufuna atsatile chisilu China Bing uooo pakuti nayense anapangidwa squeezed and fall down from the chair.Koma aaaa ndiye throat squeezing koma ndiye mwandipeza kwabasi ,mpaka kuseka ndekha nthawi ngati one

  2. To me this president dont exist he behaves as if he is living in America ge doesnt care abt a poor malawian who struggles to get a tablet of nima.. his development is based on the rich who has already access to anything loh my malawi

  3. To me this president dont exist he behaves as if he is living in America ge doesnt care abt a poor malawian who struggles to get a tablet of nima.. his development is based on the rich who has already access to anything loh my malawi

  4. Good, go on students.577bn,Tractors stolen and sold, MSB stolen and sold,15bn at agriculture. Pamene andali amaba ndalamazi,amati adzibweza a malawi ,njira yo kweza ma xul fizi ndi ku kweza misonkho, Zopusa. Mwati bera bera nde mwati mkweze ma fizi ndi misonkho,Nosense!

  5. M’bado ubwera nupita kma dziko likhala chikhalire kmano m’bado omwe ndaupedza iiiiiii, mpaka utasintha mapiri ndi nyanja zimene.

  6. inunso Anyamata ndi atsikana aku unima ndinu mbuzi mungozichedwesa nokha ndalama yake ya ku Malawi 300 pin ndi chaninso Masiku ano . . .

  7. Komatu ma comentwa tiziganiza.Kwathu ngati kuli kochitabwino tizidziwa kuti chipwirikiti cha amalawife sitingakwanitse ma feeswo.Tili mmavutotu ife si ulesi.

  8. I remember vividly, some of the staunch supporters of this guy during the 2014 elections were some of the very same unima students crying right now, they stupidly thought he was their Messiah despite the shortfalls he exhibited before 2014 among others, the one noted during the academic freedom saga which directly and negatively affected the very same students, they gave a second chance to someone not deserving. I don’t blame Muntharika, I blame those who vehemently supported him and they shouldn’t see anything wrong with suffering, they brought it upon themselves

  9. Bora mkuru wake Bingu term yoyamba adayesetsa,koma zidangovuta yachiwiri chifukwa adachurutsa liuma,Koma uyu nde wakanikiratu vuto la anthu ena ophunziritsa ndilimeneli za anthu ena samvera,ndiye ndizimenezi mavuto adakabwerelabe apa sadati,

  10. Amaona mmene chuma chawo chili n’kumatenga ngat aliyese ali choncho. Alibe pulobulemu.

    Onaninso ama reform akut ophunzira a primary ayambe kuweruka 2:30pm plus sports nde 3:30pm chonsecho ophunzira ambiri kumidzi kuno sakudya bf.
    Coz akuona ngat akhaulitsa mphunzitsi ndiponi ai. Mphunzitsi2 ali nima style ambiri ogwirira ntchito.