At least 343 Malawi University of Business and Applied Sciences (Mubas) students are yet to know the outcome of their endof-year results for the 2020-21 academic calendar due to failure to settle fees balances.
This is despite that the university has announced that current students would report to school this coming Monday. Speaking to The Daily Times, one of the affected students, who asked to remain anonymous, said some of the students were worried about being forced to take a gap year, as they might be forced to temporarily withdraw if they do not see their results.
“Management of Mubas argued that they sent us emails to inform us about the need to settle our balances in good time but most needy students do not have access to the internet, especially during holidays.
“The truth is that we did not receive any official communication and we are worried because we do not know what the future holds. What is more worrying is that our friends have already sat supplementary examinations. Maybe some of us were supposed to sit supplementary examinations but we did not because we did not get official communication,” she said.
Meanwhile, Mubas Students Union President Franklin Kadewere has said the matter is being handled by the senate of the University of Malawi, which approves release of the examinations’ results for Mubas continuing students.
Kadewere added that the senate had this week scheduled a meeting with other stakeholders to discuss the matter. When contacted, Mubas Vice Principal Betchani Tchereni said university registrar Ellius Chizimba was better placed to comment of the issue.