MZUNI Students Demand Accountability on MK15 Million Funds for Needy Students
Eight months after Mzuzu University raised 15million Kwacha from a big walk to support needy students, the funds are yet to be disbursed and a number of needy students from the institution are likely to miss examinations due to outstanding fees balances.
Mzuzu University Student Representative Council MUSERC has since demanded the University management to account for the funds which it received in place of the needy students from well-wishers.
MUSREC president Cephas Maganga said that at least 20 students are on the verge of being withdrawn on financial grounds.
Said Maganga; “We had a big walk on 20th November last year, whereby almost 15 million kwacha was raised, but as of now in our office we have not witnessed any student who has benefitted from the money, hence our follow up.”
Mzuni spokesperson Cliff Kawanga, said in response that, the institution is currently doing rigorous verification.
“What you might need to understand is that the money is still in the University account, but there was a team that was screening the applicants but it has taken a long time for the recommendation to come through, for management consideration. Otherwise, the demand is huge and very competitive against the resources which we raised,” said Kawanga.
Apart from the funds that raised from the big walk, the Higher Education Students Loans and Grants Board has also supported a number of needy students from the institution.