28 October 2016 Last updated at: 9:24 AM
Polytechnic not opening soon
Despite celebrating their victory of winning the fees case in court, Malawi Polytechnic students are to wait longer for opening of the college as the University of Malawi (UNIMA) council has not yet held a meeting on the matter.
The delay to have the university opened comes after the Blantyre High Court ruled that the students are to pay the old fees structures since they are still in the 2015/16 academic year and not in 2016/17 academic year when the new fees structure will begin.
After the court decision, the University of Malawi Council deferred opening of the college.
Now a source has told Malawi24 that the students are to have a long holiday as the council has not yet decided on the matter.
The source added that the council advised the students to resolve their fees issue with Polytechnic management and that the management will make recommendations to the council
“Students Union have planned to meet the University management on Friday but it not known when the council is to meet for the recommendations meaning they have to wait longer,” said the source.
The students from Polytechnic refused to pay the hiked fees arguing that the new fees regime cannot be implemented in the current academic year.