Malaw­ian stu­dents con­tinue fee hike protests

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LILONGWE — Malaw­ian nurs­ing stu­dents have given Pres­i­dent Peter Mutharika five days to re­verse a pro­posed fee in­crease, the Nyasa Times re­ports.

Ka­muzu Col­lege of Nurs­ing stu­dents have called the in­crease in stu­dent fees from 275 000 (about R38 000) Kenyan shillings to K400 000 (about R56 000) dis­gust­ing.

Mutharika was ex­pected to meet stu­dents from the Univer­sity of Malawi at a cer­e­mony to hand over de­grees on Wed­nes­day, Au­gust 10 at Chan­cel­lor Col­lege. It had been at the cen­tre of vi­o­lent protests against the fee hike.

The col­lege was closed in­def­i­nitely af­ter nu­mer­ous clashes be­tween po­lice and stu­dents.

News24 re­ported that of­fi­cials from the Malawi Law So­ci­ety had urged the Chan­cel­lor Col­lege Stu­dents’ Union to sub­mit the names of po­lice of­fi­cers who al­legedly at­tacked fe­male stu­dents dur­ing a re­cent protest.

Ac­cord­ing to Nyasa Times, the call fol­lowed a video posted on­line show­ing of­fi­cers slap­ping and ha­rass­ing un­armed women.

The protests caused national em­bar­rass­ment as stu­dents blocked the con­voy of vis­it­ing US “sec­ond lady” Jill Biden, who was in the coun­try to sup­port var­i­ous hu­man­i­tar­ian ef­forts.

Univer­sity of Malawi spokesper­son, Peter Mi­tunda, had ruled out the pos­si­bil­ity of the fee hike be­ing re­versed, as the in­sti­tu­tion could only pro­vide qual­ity ed­u­ca­tion if it had enough money. — AFP

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