Water problems that led to closure of Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST) have been solved and classes at the university will resume this week.
According to a press statement that has been released by university management, water at the MUST campus in Thyolo has now been restored after intervention from Southern Region Water Board and Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development.
“MUST would like to thank the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development and Southern Region Water Board for responding to the crisis with speed,” reads part of the statement signed by MUST Registrar Dr Tarsizius Nampota.
Nampota also announced that classes at the University shall resume on Wednesday, November 16.
Reacting to the development, a chemical engineering student at the university McPhancio Nkhoma commended the institution for quickly solving the problem.
According to Nkhoma, this will help students to focus on their education, something which would not have happened if university authorities had dithered.
“I am really happy that all involved authorities have responded to the problem fast, this will help us to be back at the campus and continue with our classes,” said Nkhoma.
The Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST) was closed on 7th November owing to the sudden breakdown of submersing pumps that supply water on the campus.