One of the country’s education experts has expressed concern over the closure of Chancellor College and has advised all the parties to have a quick dialogue.
According to the expert, Dr Bob Chulu, the closure of the institution could negatively affect the students at the college.
Chulu said the development has got serious consequences on the country’s education sector hence there is need for all the parties affected to discuss the way forward on the matter.
“If government doesn’t have money, it also means people don’t have money as well. The economy of the country is not in a good shape.
“So people are affected as well as the government. To me, I think the best solution is to discuss the way forward of matter,” said Dr. Chulu.
He expressed fear that these students will not finish their programs of study in time, a development which according to him will affect the whole education system in the country.
The college was closed indefinitely on Tuesday, July 19 following students’ demonstrations against the hiking of the fees.
The government through the ministry of education raised the fees for normal students at the University of Malawi and following the increase, Chancellor College students are supposed to be paying K400, 000 per year from K275,000.