Information sourced by faceofmalawi indicates that Chancellor College (Chanco) students are planning to hold demonstrations against University Council’s decision to postpone opening of the college.

Chanco was scheduled to open its doors on March 20, 2017 but the management shifted the dates to a letter date due to the impending strike by academic staff who are demanding hike in their salaries.

Speaking in an interview with the press on Thursday, Chancellor College Students Union leader Silvester Ayuba James expressed shock over the development.

He said the Union is meeting to set dates for the demonstrations on the matter.

“After setting the date for the demonstrations, we shall write the University of Malawi Council and give them time within which these problems should be resolved,” he said.

Ayuba said failure by council to resolve the labour dispute by March 20 will lead to demonstrations in the country’s major cities.

Right activist have also condemned the University Council’s decision.

ZIMENE MUMAKONDA

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