March 2, 2013 has been set as the day when all tertiary students in Malawi will demonstrate against the government of Malawi to respect the right to education and economic development.
The students demand that the government be responsible for the disbursement of loans either directly, or by way of commercial banks, to allow them to pay for their tertiary education.
In Blantyre, the demonstrators will converge at Malawi Polytechnic at 8:30 am where they will march to Sanjika Palace to present their petition.
The demonstrations will involve all tertiary students in Malawi Colleges, whether Public, Insitutional or Private, be it Chanco normal and Parallel, Poly Normal and Parallel, Bunda, KCN, Mzuni, NRC, Domasi College, St John’s DMI, MCA, Malawi College of Health Sciences, all CHAM Colleges, Shareworld Open University, Blantyre International University, Malawi Adventist University, Catholic University, and any other tertiary institution.
Government is being asked to introduce a system where anyone enrolled in such institution should be able to access loans, either directly from government, or through commercial banks, so as to attain the right to education for all and economic development.