MUST to Reopen Conditionally
Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST) has announced the reopening of the 2021/22 academic year for continuing students after four weeks of closure following students protest over fees issues.
According to the letter in our possession, dated March 7, 2022, the management has agreed to reopen the university on March 29, 2022, with some conditions.
Among others, MUST has maintained its strict observance of 'No Fees, No Registration” policy where only students who do not have fees balances must arrive on campus on March 26 this year.
"Only students who would have cleared their fees balances and formalised their registration by this time will be allowed to sit for the examinations slated for 29 March 2022," It reads in part.
However, Students Representative Council President, James Kalawa has urged the university to consider their request on fees payment.
"It’s true they are not lying, they have maintained that since it’s in the constitution, it is no fees, no registration. Sometimes even myself as the student representative I’m failing actually to say anything against them since it’s in the constitution. But I would like them to consider us," he said.
MUST was closed on February 16, 2022, following protests that disrupted scheduled examinations.
The students have been asking the university to consider all the needy, generic and economic students to write the end of year examinations irrespective of their fees balances.