Students to pay more

Students to pay more

ZOMBA (Malawi NewsNow)-Economic pangs are hitting hard Malawians in all sectors and education has not been spared with public universities now proposing tuition fee hike in the 2016/17 academic year.

The universities are citing rising costs of running the universities, among other reasons for the proposed hike.

University of Malawi (Unima) has also proposed a fee hike for generic students for its constituent colleges.

According to the document, the Polytechnic College students will be paying K380 000 ($531) per annum from K275 000 ($385), the Chancellor College tuition fee has been pegged at K320 000 ($448), K500 000 ($699) for the College of Medicine and K340 000 ($476) for the Kamuzu College of Nursing.

Meanwhile, Mzuzu University (Mzuni) has proposed to raise fees for undergraduate programmes from K250 000 ($350) to K300 000 ($420) per year in order to meet increased costs and maintain the quality of teaching and learning.

Ministry of Education Science and Technology spokesperson Manfred Ndovi said the Ministry was yet to receive the proposals.