2 October 2016 Last updated at: 8:25 AM

Poly opening stopped

In the continued unrest over new University of Malawi (Unima) fees structure, the university council has announced that the Malawi Polytechnic will not be opening this Monday as it was supposed to be.

The college was supposed to open on 3rd October for new students and on 1oth for continuing students.

A circulating letter has stated that the college will be opened at a date yet to be named.

University of Malawi Polytechnic

Not opening soon.

The University of Malawi (Unima) council raised the fees from K55,000 for government sponsored and  K250,00 for self-sponsored students to K350,000 but students at the Polytechnic will now use the old fees structure.

This comes days after students from the college obtained an injunction to stop college administration from demanding them to pay the recently hiked fees at the college.

The High Court in Blantyre granted students the injunction after they argued that due to delays in the Polytechnic academic calendar, the college is still in 2015/2016 academic year and not in the 2016/2017 academic year when the new fees structure will be effected.

The Polytechnic students’ body has since notified all students that they are supposed to pay the old fees and not the newly introduced fees.


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