University of Malawi students back in war trenches, demand K300 000 per year fees
University of Malawi students are back in the war trenches, fighting for the reduction of college fees from the current K400000 to K300000 just days after Peter Mutharika patted himself on the back and glorified himself for ending the impasse.
Students union president Tionge Sikwese, its secretary general Dailtso Dulani and Chancellor College student union president Ayuba James said the issue of the fee hike has not been resolved.
The three student union leaders said this on Sunday in a Zodiak radio.
“We want the fees to go down to K300 000, that is our stand,” said Ayuba James.
Sikwese, on the other hand said K50000 reduction as announced by the president was too little and too late.
This was the first time that Sikwese has sided with his student leader as he has always torn the government line on the matter.
Presidential press officer Mgeme Kalirani has refused to comment on the new twist of events saying he did not have information on the latest events.
However he said the government was to subsidize K1 billion to the University of Malawi every year.
This means the government would cough up to K2 billion in University of Malawi subsidies if the fees are to be slashed from the current K400000 to K300000.
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