MZUNI Graduands Flash a Warning At School Management

Andrew Maliro (left) with a colleague, Oscar Ulili Andrew Maliro (left) with a colleague, Oscar Ulili Pic By: Western Guta-ZBS

Mzuzu University 2019 graduands have given until 12 February to the university management to release details of their graduation ceremony scheduled for February 26, saying they are forced to act because management is playing games.

On Tuesday, secretary of the graduands Andrew Maliro said that management has been postponing their graduation ceremony since finishing their studies in 2019, and has been giving a string of excuses which include the spread of Coronavirus and installation of President Lazarus Chakwera as Chancellor of the institution.

“They have been changing dates, and every time they do, they do not release details of the event as expected. Graduands are supposed to know their grades before the actual event so that errors that may arise can be corrected, but they do not release them”, said Maliro.

Maliro says the delays and postponement of the ceremony have cost students.

The students, over 700, suspect that management is playing games on the matter because they have been reluctant to release details of the ceremony despite releasing dates on several occasions, including the new date on 26th February.

“If by 12th February they do not release details of the graduation ceremony, we will seek consent for vigils at the Office of the President and Cabinet, because it seems Mzuzu University listens to the language of demonstrations. We want the president to know this because he can order them. All we want is to be bailed out”, Maliro said.

Last year Some universities such as Chancellor College, Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources-Luanar, and Malawi Assemblies of God-Magu held their graduation ceremonies under Covid-19 conditions, but this time the conditions are stiffer, ruling out all chances of physical graduation.

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Last modified on Tuesday, 09/02/2021

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