BLANTYRE–(MaraviPost)–The long and boring holiday for students at The Polytechnic, a constituent college of the University of Malawi (Unima), will be over in just a matter of weeks as reports indicate that the college will open in early February, The Maravi Post exclusively reveals.

The Malawi Polytechnic: to open early February

According to sources close to Unima council who confided to The Maravi Post the council plans to open the college in three weeks’ time which translates to any day before 10 February, 2017.

The Maravi Post understands that the plan to open the college is solid and that the chairman of the Unima council made it clear to members of the council to do all they can to open the college early February or else face unspecified action.

Attempts by The Maravi Post to speak to the chairman of the council on this development proved futile as he was unreachable.

The Malawi Polytechnic postponed the opening of the college in early October last year due to a court battle with students over fees. This has seen the students stay home for four months running from October, 2016 to January, 2017. However, the students emerged victorious in the court battle. The news of the college’s opening should be seen as hope for students and triumph of higher education in Malawi.

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