Mzuzu University (MZUNI) students on Wednesday expressed their anger over Malawi Savings Bank (MSB) school fees procedures by blocking Mzuzu-Karonga M1 road and demanding money from vehicle owners using the road.
The incident came a few days after the bank issued fees to the students. While some students received half of the required money, other names were completely missing.
“Some have received the whole amount, while others have not. We are not happy with what is happening therefore we are [demonstrating] to let the government know,” said Nelson Selemani, one of the students.
The demonstration which started around 7:00 a.m. was cooled by the arrival of more than ten police officers an hour later. No one was arrested as the students ran away upon seeing the police vehicle.
Similar to this incident, barely three weeks ago the police came to the rescue of the school’s finance director – who was harassed by angry students on the campus over money issues.