4 February, 2023

High Court judge Patrick Chirwa has directed the University of Malawi Student’s Representative Council (SRC) and the University Council to appear before court on Friday 4 November.

The call on Friday morning, is to hear the matter from both parties.

The SRC applied for an injunction to stop the university management from closing the institution.

UNIMA SRC President Humble Bondo led a team of the students to the High Court in Zomba, to obtain the injunction.

During the time, students patiently waited outside the court for the judge’s determination on their application.

Meanwhile, the decision to temporarily close the collage remains the same, pending the inter-parte hearing, meaning the students have to vacate the campus today.

In a statement, released earlier today, Acting Registrar Mary Wasiri indicated that the continued vigils the students were holding, were becoming a threat to the university facility and the public.

The students have been asking for a revision of their academic calendar, arguing that it has a very long holiday which they believe would delay some of them in their respective programs.

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