MUST Students Protest; Disrupt Examinations
Some students at the Malawi University of Science and Technology, (MUST) have staged protests and disrupted the administrations of examinations this morning after the management allegedly disallowed them to write examinations over outstanding fees balances.
One of the students has told Zodiak that they want the University to re-consider its decision of not allowing them to sit for the exams.
"Students are demonstrating because the University management has disallowed us to write examinations over outstanding fees balances. So, we want the management to consider the decision,” says one of the students.
MUST Spokesperson, James Mphande, has confirmed the development to Zodiak, saying the University policy is clear that everyone has to pay the fees before registration, except the needy.
Mphande, however, says due to the past considerations, many students have accrued examination balances which have to be cleared.
"The University has a policy that no fees, no registration, but except for those that are needy. So, most of them have not been paying fees. Students always come up with excuses and complains. But the bills accumulated to the levels that cannot be sustained.
“So, the University was trying to find means of enforcing fees payment," Mphande said.
Meanwhile, the Management, and Students Union are locked up in the meeting to map the way forward on the examinations that have been postponed.