…as 14 Poly students get bail
Police in Lilongwe have netted up to seven students from the Kamuzu College of Nursing (KCN), a constituent college of the University of Malawi (Unima) during the protests the students held earlier today.
The students started the demos at around 6 AM.
They blocked the road that leads to the Kamuzu Central Hospital torching tyres and forcing road users to change routes.
It was at this point that armed police officers dispersed them by throwing teargas canisters until the students all returned to their campus.
Meanwhile, 14 students from the Polytechnic who were arrested earlier on have been released on bail b the Blantyre Magistrate Court.
Unima announced a fee hike in all its constituent colleges.
The fees see Chancellor College as the cheapest with its mature students paying K900,000. The Polytechnic comes next with a fee of K950,000.
Mature students studying at Kamuzu College of Nursing will be required to pay K1,000,000 while those at the College of Medicine will be asked to pay K1,400,000.
The students want the Council to revise this decision but the council has indicated it will not rescind this decision.