The University of Malawi (Unima), formerly known as Chancellor College (CHANCO) has dismissed social media claims that 100 students at the institution have tested positive to COVID-19 leading to immediate closure of the institution.
On Monday, the social media was awash with reports that 100 students from UNIMA have tested positive to COVID-19.
According to reports, the Covid-19 emergency team at the institution recommended for a closure of the institution.
The move forced the management to have an emergency meeting on Tuesday.
But UNIMA Registrar Mary Wasiri rubbished the reports.
â€śThereâ€™s nothing like 100 students testing positive, I donâ€™t know where people are getting these figures. We are on a temporary break as the procurement unit is processing the orders,â€ť said Wasiri.
Wasiri clarified that in the wake of rising COVID-19 cases nationwide the University suspended face to face teaching and adopted an online system of imparting the lessons.
She said in the past week, a power surge destroyed several wifi routers hence suspending classes for a week to allow the procurement department of the University to replace the damaged gadgets.
Follow Us on Instagram