African News Dimension, South Africa.
Wednesday, April 05, 2006.
Blantyre (AND) Students from one of Malawi's five constituent colleges, Chancellor College yesterday took to the streets to demand, among other things the fulfillment of promises President Bingu wa Mutharika made to the college.
Mutharika promised the college a shuttle bus and learning materials for the visually impaired students when he visited the college in November 2004.
Spokesperson for the Students Union for Chancellor College (Succ) Steven Ndhlovu said the students decided to take to the streets after noticing that government was playing hide and seek on the President's pledge.
However State House Press Officer Chikumbutso Mtumodzi told the press recently that the pledge by the President had no time frame.
The students are also demanding the University of Malawi Trust Fund Board to release book and stationery allowance of K10, 000 which they were supposed to get during the first week of the first semester but until now, four weeks since the semester opened, they have not yet received.
"We want the issue of book and stationery allowances sorted out soon. We also want to remind the President that all the promises he made when he visited the college in November 2004 should be fulfilled," said Ndhlovu.
Students from other college, The Polytechnic have also been calling on the President to fulfill another pledge he made when he visited the college last year. The college was promised computers, among other things which are yet to be given to the college.
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