Information sourced by FaceofMalawi indicates that government has approved the proposal by the University of Malawi (UNIMA) management to have the tuition fee for normal entry students hiked for the 2016/2017 academic year.
UNIMA proposed last month to have the fees raised, citing a number of challenges one of it being luck of enough fund from government.
According to the proposed list seen by FaceofMalawi, first year students from Chancellor College will be required to pay K320, 000, Polytechnic students will be required to pay K380, 000, Kamuzu College of Nursing K340, 000 while College of Medicine scholars will be expected to pay K500, 000 per academic year.
“The fee contribution will be paid in full during registration of the first semester or in two equal installments of K190, 000 at the beginning of each semester of an academic year,” reads in part the list.
Speaking in an interview with Daily Times, Minister of Education Science Dr. Emmanuel Fabiano denied commenting on the matter.
Last month, Unima raised fees for mature entry students but students objected to the hike and Friday last week planned a protest in the capital Lilongwe.