University of Malawi Students to keep fighting for fee reduction

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The backlash from the society must have forced them to reconsider their stand or it is because they have recovered from the shock that they were under when they accepted the K50,000 reduction from the President.

University of Malawi (Unima) student leaders have assured their fellow students that they will continue fighting so that fees for public universities should fall further.

This comes after the student leaders were criticised for accepting a meagre fees cut when they met President Peter Mutharika in Lilongwe last week.

unima fees demos

Unima fees demos held some few days ago.

At the meeting, Mutharika and the students’ representatives agreed a fees reduction of K50,000 – taking the fees for generic students to K350,000 – which some students are not happy with saying it is still unaffordable.

However, University of Malawi Student Union (UMSU) general secretary Dalitso Dulani said the students will map the way forward but they will still lobby for the reduction of the fees since K350,000 is high.

“I think this is a time to map the way forward, K50000 is not enough for a fee reduction and fees must still fall,” said Dulani.

Meanwhile, Mutharika has received backlash from various quarters who claim that the president forced the students to accept the paltry K50,000 reduction.

However, government officials have backed Mutharika saying he listened to the students’ grievances hence he is a true democrat.

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  1. I think this is indeed coming because of peaple behind these students , why they agreed and later on change their own statements ? Should we say that Unima do not know what they are doing at certain time ?

  2. Mr kamoza, serious ! You are really stupid,mad man and it shows that you have an empty head, there is nothing in your head . Those stupid questions of yours , u must go and ask ur fellow Stupidity people not us ! Do you hear me !! If ever u haven’t got school fees please Give up ! You are not allowed anymore to ask some Useless Questions do u understand ? Fuck you ! Futsek man !!! U are really make me angry Fuck !!

  3. let us be honest and wise here, do not just comment for the sake of it, how many Malawians can afford k400,000 as skooll fees? kapena ma loan alipobe to carter for those who can not afford? some issues azichita kaye kafukufuku okwanira makamaka considering munthu wa kumudzi. this is the same as kunena kuti osauka asapite ku university, Malawians lllet us not be greedy ganizilani anzanu osauka.

  4. Oky Mr kondwani chisi , I don’t know how can I answer u ! Because you have already answered yourself . Please Mr Chisi take note that you have no any responsibility to tell me that I must think like a human being yet am already human being. Don’t you see that those students are waisting their own time ? Why you ask me Rubbish questions ? If you don’t have school fees just give up and look for something to do , then it can be better than troubling other people’s position do you understand ? We are really tired of what these students are doing almost everyday! Especially me, I’m really tired of them and we are not here on Facebook 4 them and we can not lessening to them everyday . Please Mr Chisi , stop asking me useless questions . Okay ?

    • We are here to share the views not that University issue we are tired about it . These students are not only Malawians who want subsidised essentials so if u dont have money just leave the college quietly rather than troublising the entire Malawi

  5. Hello Mr Joy Kasenda ! Sorry can you please answer my Qualifications in peacefully : what is the meaning of saying am Wrong ? Do you think those students are doing well ? Are you disagree that Mr Razalo Chakwera is the Founder of those students ? Please let me know the answers of these questions.

  6. This time around they will talk with the chairperson of the African Union I guess.They wanted to meet the president and that chance was accorded to them,instead of talking sense to the president they were busy admiring his “dressing” and ended up agreeing to whatever the president said.Do they think the president is going to meet them for the second time? That can’t happen,let the students go back to lecture halls and continue with their studies.

  7. Anawatu atumidwa ndi KABWILA, pa meeting yomwe anapangitsa a MCP ku Lilongwe choncho tsopano tikupepha a Police akozekele KUPHA basi osati tear gas. Kuti tione ataluze ndindani pakati pa makolo komanso boma kkkkkkkkkk IFA BASI

  8. Phunyanya and your team, malawi is a sorry state because of people like you, so selfish and empty in the head. Is that the way to think yet the country expect to develop with citizens like you, very unfortunate. Any Malawi deserve this type of leadership especially with this type of citizens

  9. Why fighting, they were complaining about the hike of fees, so if the president has reduced then it’s a good news to all who love education and our country as well, those who are encaustic its better to suck them off, because they are not serious.

  10. Why fighting, they were complaining about the hike of fees, so if the president has reduced then it’s a good news to all who love education and our country as well, those who are encaustic its better to suck them off, because they are not serious.

    • We wil try it. But think of the intensity of future ignorance, the low standard of iving and low national development with which you will also be affected if these old highly educated people die with this short lifespan for Malawi.

  11. NDANGOMVETSEDWA KUTI J KABWIRA NDI AMENE AMAKALIPIRA ANAWO KUTI ACHITANJI PAMODZI NDI ROY KACHALE KUTEREKO PP NDI MCP APEREKA KWA ANAWO K8000000 .00 KUTI AYAMBIRENSO MADEMO PANOPA MAYI KABWIRA ALI KUZOMBA KUYESESA KUKAMIZA OPHUNZIRAWO KUTI APANGE ZIWONESERO

  12. NDANGOMVETSEDWA KUTI J KABWIRA NDI AMENE AMAKALIPIRA ANAWO KUTI ACHITANJI PAMODZI NDI ROY KACHALE KUTEREKO PP NDI MCP APEREKA KWA ANAWO K8000000 .00 KUTI AYAMBIRENSO MADEMO PANOPA MAYI KABWIRA ALI KUZOMBA KUYESESA KUKAMIZA OPHUNZIRAWO KUTI APANGE ZIWONESERO

  13. Ana Osayamika./odzikonda…ngakhale muphunzile apa…Ambiri sumukathandiza Makolo..ngakhale Government…..mukapita kunja..kukatukula Mayiko Ayeni….yet Malawi ndiyomwe yakuthandizani…..,,,Ndipo Chomwe mudziwe Zofunika kutsitsa mdizambili,ndengat inu akuganizilani kukutsitsirani..dont Take pitala ngat opusa!!!!….Makhwala mudziko muno akufunika…Alimi nawo Amafuna fertilizer atatsitsudwa kwa Aliyense…….Nde inu Musazitenge Maduli……TIKATI TIONESTSE ZITSIRU!! PADZIKO LAPANSI PANO NDE INU ANTHU MUMATI OPHUNZIRANU………Anzanu ndi Ma white people/Azungu Anthu osokoneza kwambiri…..Ena ndiomwe ali M’bomawo anyani nokha-nokha..,,

  14. They are busy waisting their own time instead of being attending the classes. I had never seen the Stupid students like those b4. I wish fees must Go back to MK 400.000, why don’t they have respect ? I think Chakwera Lazaro is the founder of those stupid students , Fuck off.

    • You are thinking very wrongly brother. If this was true why couldnt chakwera forbid them from meeting the president? You hav to know that it is not wrong to express an opinion but it is wrong to express it at the expence of another person’s reputation.

    • “They are busy waisting their time instead of being attending the classes” What do you mean Mr Envance? Which time is wasted here? How can someone attend classes without fees? Think like a human being brother. I know you are very rich but let me tell you something. Thousands of Malawians out there are poor. Among these people, some are parents who have managed to let their children go to university with the little they have. What these students are fighting for is their rights to education regardless of SES. This works in a democratic and a classic society where people have powers.

  15. Kkkkkkkkk tatopano sopano mukufuna President akuitaniseni kawiri bwanji simunakane konkuja mumadikira mubwereko muzipanga mademo apa nde a police konzekani ana atumidwa awa

  16. Ubwino wake sikuti Boma likutaya nthawi, azichedwesa okha ndi ma Demo awowo kenako chaka chatha,, ine ndiye ndinakaphuzilabe ya ulele pa Makata primary

  17. Nawenso choka pamutu pako sipayenda bwino tiye uko Chitsiru chenicheni cha Munthu. Iwe wekha suona kuti akukachenjedewa alibe Ulemu ? Bladifulu wako ndikuti bladifulu wako shatapu !!

  18. Malawi walero Opusa kobasi, fees must fall for how many times ? Do you think you are only u who are well educated in the Whole MALAWI ? Who are you , that we must always lessening to u ? Many people are suffering in this MALAWI not only U ! College schools can’t be cheap and if u can not manage to pay MK 3,50.000 , get out immediately !! Do you understand me you stupid students ? We are really tired of you at this moment now ! Fuck !!!!!

    • Lil lid ngati iwe unapitako ku college ukuziwa kuti si ko tchipa,ife we pay a lot of money ku xul not coz ndife olemera but we hv no choice. #feeshasfallen accept it or live xul

    • Iwe Tamusy kupusa kwachan?..chitsiru nde ndiweyo…Munthu akahala kut sanapite ku college it dosent mean ku alibe Nzeru!!!…wisdom iz best than Knwledge u learn from school…….,,En siwonse omwe azachitebwino kapena anaachita nwino ndi school..Watch out ur tounge MULUNGU SIMUNTHU…,,,,, ofuna chinthandizo amalawi ndi ambiri Si ana aku University okha..Mayazi….Even aku secondary ana kulephera school..yet fees yawo njochepa…koma Apulezident sanawatsitsileko ,,,i wish apulezident atsitse yakusekondale..Chifukwa ndinu ana osayamika….Ndeosati munthu aka commenta zakukhosi muzimutukwana…,,fees kuyambila even thawi ya Kamuzu anthu Amdandaulabe..en Aliyense anaphumzira mumufunse fees inali yokwera kwa iye..thawi imeneyo…we not happy dat fee its high no!!..but understandin its better……Muphunzira school yotchipa..mukamaliza muzizafuna malipiro okwera..Kuboma komweko,,,sikuberana kumeko?….komanso yii tchipe mawa tiona mukumatcha khani yake ,,ikahala yoti mukufuna chakudya chabwino ngat cha ku sunbird hotel yet..ur paying cheap……..am wating kut winawe utukwane nane..nkutukwanile makolo ako