December 14, 2016 by Staff Reporter
Students from the Polytechnic, a constituent college of the University of Malawi can now afford a smile following reports that UNIMA Council has set 15th of January, 2017 as the day to re-open Poly.
The development came hours after the High Court in Blantyre ruled in favor of Polytechnic Students’ Union (PSU) by stopping the University of Malawi (Unima) Council from implementing a new tuition fees structure.
High Court judge Healey Potani ruled that the hiked fee of K350 000 per annum will not be applied across the board, saying the continuing students will not pay the hiked tuition fees.
This means that the students will pay the old fees structure of K55 000 and K250 000 for government and self-sponsored students, respectively.
Recently, Unima management announced that the Polytechnic needs about MK2 billion from the new fees for it to run smoothly.