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UNIMA Council To Speak Up On Chanco Strike

Written by  Written By Staff REPORTER Apr 06, 2017

The University of Malawi Council is today expected to make known its position on the strike being staged by employees at one of its constituent colleges.

This follows a high level meeting between the Council and Union Members of all colleges under it.

Lecturers at the Chancellor College have not been discharging their duties, with an aim of fighting for equal pay among all lecturers.

The college was initially set to reopen two weeks ago for but delayed due to the standoff.

Lecturers at the College notified new students not to arrive at the campus, while continuing ones were advised to leave the campus.

Students at the expressed worry over the development as it will largely affect them this academic year.

Last year, students missed over three months of learning after the indefinite closure of the college during the #FeesMustFall protests.

Speaking to capital FM, Slyvester Ayuba James begged the officials to swiftly resolve the matter as this is not the first time that their studies have been disrupted.

Some who were to graduate last year and the year before are still at the college because they were disturbed.

Anthony Gunde, who is Spokesperson for the Chancellor College Academic Staff Union said they were invited by the council to a meeting regarding a report compiled by Conciliator, Modechai Msiska.

This will be the first time the council makes known its stand on the matter.

The country’s education system has for a very long time been hit by strikes not only by teachers and lecturers but also students themselves.

 

Education activists believe lack of intervention by government is an indication that they are not concerned of what happens and how it affects Malawians.

Last modified on Thursday, 06 April 2017 11:42

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