Update: Seven KCN Students arrested

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…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.

KCN Demos

Armed police officers calmed the situation at KCN.

The demos come in unison with the recent protests that happened at the Chancellor College in Zomba and the Polytechnic in Blantyre.

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.

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  1. Now, that’s the results after doing nonsense, you can’t fight against the police, you are 2 young, it doesn’t mean that because u are at high position then you must do whatever you want, no ! Under the law , No one is clever.

  2. THIS IS TYPICAL OF A GOVERNMENT UNDER AN AMERICAN. I BELIEVE THE PRINCIPLES BEING APPLIED IN MALAWI ARE BORROWED FROM AMERICA, WHERE NATIVES DO NOT COUNT SINCE THE NATION WAS FOUNDED BY ALIENS. WE, MALAWIANS, ARE BEING TREATED AS ALIENS IN OUR OWN LAND. TAKE, FOR INSTANCE, THE LAND BILL. THIS IS TYPICAL OF AN AMERICAN POLICY.

  3. Nzosavuta akadwala aBomawo. Kapena apolice wo muziwanawo chochita akakupezani kuntchito kwanuko chifukwa apapa akuti nawo so alipa ntchito kaya majaksoniwo azindokowo abayeni aziwe kuti nanunso muli pa job

  4. Nzosavuta akadwala aBomawo. Kapena apolice wo muziwanawo chochita akakupezani kuntchito kwanuko chifukwa apapa akuti nawo so alipa ntchito kaya majaksoniwo azindokowo abayeni aziwe kuti nanunso muli pa job

  5. Ur vote bring change now u r crying for what this is what u was looking fo stay came till 2019 nothing will change this is muthalicate a word from mutharika musova tisova tokha

  6. Ur vote bring change now u r crying for what this is what u was looking fo stay came till 2019 nothing will change this is muthalicate a word from mutharika musova tisova tokha

  7. there is no logic in this increament the. gvt raised the fees double but salaries they only add k 4000 what kind of maths is that

  8. Pitala si champion wa higher education. After all munthuyu amkaphunzitsa ku washington university.. Ngati simkunama ndi ya private. Nde sangathe kumvetsa kufunika kwa fees yotsika.

  9. i thought school is all about dealing with books and assignments. but now additional courses of arrest has been added. To my dismay, students are fighting for fee hike, this was supposed to be done by parents. allas some parents in form of police officers are against those students who are saying no fee hike. what type of parents are you?, and some well to do parents are saying lets raise up fees so that our dull students can learn and that poor intelligent student let him/her stay at home. what sort of parents are you?. Government is in economic crisis, universities in economic crisis, malawians in economic crisis as well. so there is no balanced equation with a shift on a half of it, it has to balance up equally. so the fee hike does not make sense(not nonsense).

  10. Ndi zomwe munkafuna kut muzimanga anthu osalakwa,,,,i swear for God’s sake Malawi will never rise from ashes but will always remain in desert,,,

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