Ministry of Education on Monday made clarion call asking Malawians to disregard messages which some face book users are spreading regarding the hilltop fee increament.
How ever below is verbatim of what the Ministry is saying regarding fee hike.
“We just want to clarify on the fees adjustments as announced by our public universities to clear some misinformation making rounds.
I should first remind you that the university fees were last revised in 2016 despite the economic changes over the years.
It was therefore deemed necessary to hike the fees now to enable the public universities provide necessary and quality education to our children.
The following are the proposed rates the universities presented to the ministry:
1. UNIMA current: From K350, 000 to K800, 000.00
2. MUBAS: From K400, 000 to K1,500, 000 .00
3. MZUNI: From K400,000 to K700,000.00
4. MUST: From K450, 000 to K800, 000.00
Despite the valid reasons justifying the proposed rates, the Ministry of Education recommended not more than K650, 000.00 per academic year for all the institutions.
Mphatso Nkuonera, PRO Ministry of Education”