26 November 2016 Last updated at: 4:02 PM

Chisi wants education minister Fabiano to resign

Umodzi Party president John Chisi has asked minister of education Emanuel Fabiano to resign for failing to resolve wrangles that have led to the closure of Mzuzu University and the Malawi Polytechnic.

It’s now close to three months since the Polytechnic was closed on matters to do with fees hike.

Emmanuel Fabiano

Emmanuel Fabiano: asked to resign

The development has since angered Umodzi party’s leader, Chisi, who has sent a message to the minister responsible to resign if he has found himself incompetent to run the ministry.

Chisi further said Fabiano has always brought problems in every office he serves and continued by saying Fabiano is the right person to blame for the colleges’ closure.

“The leadership of a nation is only seen in times of crisis, you know the goodness of a leadership if the crisis can be resolved. I think in our country we have already found that we are lacking vision in leadership.

“The minister of education science and technology is the right person to end all these stalemates and he has to do it now. I think he is a fortunate person to be appointed in positions which he can’t manage,” said Chisi.

He further added that when Fabiano was at Chancellor College there were a lot of cases and when he was the vice chancellor of University of Malawi (UNIMA) the academic freedom saga erupted, developments which according to Chisi makes Fabiano not fit to hold such positions.

However, reacting to the calls for his resignation, Fabiano said his office is not in the right position to end the college impasse.

This also follows President Peter Mutharika’s remarks that the university councils are the right bodies to address the matter.



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