By: Lackson Kanyoza
It is yet to be known when students at the Malawi Polytechnic, a constituent college of the University of Malawi will begin their studies as the college lecturers have entered day 3 of their strike.
The lecturers started the strike on Monday demanding government to increase their salary by 30% or any percentage not less than 15.
A visit by The Malawi star at the campus, this publication observed that part-time lecturers were the only ones that were teaching.
In an interview with one of the students at the campus he said there was only one class in the morning.
“The issue is yet to be resolved. We thought that we were going to start learning today but nothing has happened. Of course there was just one class in the morning but there were only part-time lecturers who were on duty and the rest are not working,” he said.
Walking around the campus students were simply loitering around while others were busy at the college courts playing different sporting activities.
However, education activist Benedicto Kondowe has called on government to resolve the issue with the lecturers immediately saying the malpractice is lowering tertiary education in Malawi.
A lot of students at the college have expressed their worry since the opening of this semester a few weeks ago.