Court in Lilongwe has released on bail 11students from Kamuzu College of Nursing arrested on Monday for allegedly protesting against fee hike by the University Council.

Police used teargas to disperse angry students who blocked entry to Kamuzu Central Hospital, forcing patients and vehicles to have access to the hospital.

Appearing before Magistrate Shyreen Yona on Tuesday, all the students denied the charges leveled against them.

In granting bail, the Magistrate ordered the students to produce non-cash bond but given reporting orders to Lilongwe police station every fortnight.

Unima council recently announced that mature entry students will be paying tuition fees ranging from K900 000 ($1249) to K1.4 million ($1 942), first year generic students will pay fees in the range of K400 000 ($555) to K600 000 ($833) while continuing students will pay K400 000 per annum.

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