President Peter Mutharika has agreed to meet public universities students leaders over the University of Malawi Council’s decision to hike tuition fees for the public universities.
According to a State House press release, Mutharika will meet the students’ leaders on Thursday at Kamuzu Palace in the afternoon.
“The President has accepted to meet the student unions leaders and it has since pleased him to grant the students audience in his capacity as Chancellor of the Public Universities,” reads the statement signed by Press Secretary, Mgeme Kalilani.
On Monday, the student leaders of Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (Luanar), Mzuzu University and Malawi University of Science and Technology (Must) delivered a petition to the Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC) requesting to meet Mutharika who is also Chancellor of Unima by Wednesday.
Luanar Students’ Union President, Peter Mbweza, who delivered the petition, said on Tuesday the students were happy with the development as it will give the leaders a chance to discuss with him their worries on the recently hiked fees.
“We are very happy that the President has listened to our call to meet him. This will give us a chance to discuss with him our worries face to face,” Mbweza said.
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