MCHS Needy Students Call for Support

In dire need of school fees In dire need of school fees - pic by Happy Njalam'mano

Three needy students from the Malawi College of Health Science (MCHS) Blantyre campus have asked government and well-wishers to support them with scholarships as fears grow that they might be expelled from school for failing to pay tuition fees.

The students are pursuing a three-year course in nursing and midwifery.

One of the students, Ephraim Tsetsengwa, told Zodiak on Thursday in company of his two friends that they are in dire need of tuition fees.

“We are supposed to pay K550, 000 a year. This is our first year. We come from poor families and we cannot manage to raise the money.

“If we fail to pay, we will be barred from sitting for examinations next month,” complained Tsetsengwa.

He added that being nonresidential students, life is extremely hard.

 “We therefore ask government, development partners and well-wishers to support us,” said the Blantyre campus student.

Unlike, students from the university of Malawi, Malawi University of Science and Technology and Malawi University of Business and Applied Sciences, who most of them get education bursaries and scholarships, students from Malawi College of Health Sciences face a lot of difficulties.

This comes when majority of poor students are struggling to access tertiary education in the country.

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