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LUANAR students protest fees hike

Student Union President for Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR) City Campus, Samuel Nyirenda said the fees hike in most public universities is a distortion to Cyclone Freddy survivors in the country.

In an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana) Thursday in Lilongwe, he said the recent fees adjustment is inconsiderate to students who were affected by Cyclone Freddy which caused havoc in the country some months ago.

“We feel like the decision has not come at the right time. We are just coming out of disaster Cyclone Freddy where most families have not yet recovered economically.

“Some families have no shelter yet their children have been selected in different universities, so fees hike is a distortion to such people,” Nyirenda said.

The President noted that LUANAR Students Union is eager to collaborate with other public universities to challenge the fees adjustment.

“Collective voice can shake the public while an independent voice can shake an institution so the difference is that on individual basis, only your insitution can hear you, and yet fees issue is done at a public level,” he said.

The President for Students Representative Council (SRC) at University of Malawi (UNIMA), Humble Bondo has issued a statement calling other public universities to join hands in challenging the fee hike.

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Robert Ngwira
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