Reports coming from Chancellor College, a constituency College of the University of Malawi are indicating that 403 University of Malawi students are on the verge of withdrawing from the institution on financial grounds. The reports says out of this figure, 10 have already withdrawn due to lack of money for upkeep a development which is worrisome and is contrary to Chakwera-Chilima presidency during campaign trail that no child will drop out of college due to lack of money. The withdraw of 10 students is speaking for itself that politicians cannot be trusted when it comes to campaign trails; they promise the moon with the aim of enticing voters to vote for them and when they enter government, the promises turns to be unrealistic, hence no need to listen and trust the word of a politician.
One of the social media commentators, Onjezani Kenani writing on his official face book page has reminded the Tonse Alliance administration of ‘’No child will drop out of college due to lack of money’’ promise … ’’It was said during the campaign trail, now 403 Chancellor College Students are about to drop out, and 10 have already withdrawn due to lack of money,’’……reads the writing of Onjezani Kenani on his wall. In view of supporting fellow students who are at the verge of withdrawing from the institution on financial grounds, University Representatives on Friday, 10th September, 2021 found themselves in town for a ‘’Big Walk’’ held under the banner ‘’’ Help UNIMA Needy Students Campaign. In a communication signed by its President, Charles Dokera, the UNIMA
Representatives informed all those taking part in the Big Walk that the attire is a red-t-shirt and Black trouser, departing from Chancellor College’s Quadrangle to Thondwe-Zomba starting at 07;30 a.m. …’’We are looking forward to raise about MK4,550,000.00, appealing to fellow students, parents, alumni and all other well- wishers to help us in donating whatever amount of money you can manage to CHANCO Students Fund FDH Account number 210000407516,’’…..reads part of the communiqué.
By Vincent Gunde