Students pen letter in protest against five-month holiday

University of Malawi students have demanded the university amend an academic calendar which includes a five-month holiday, writes Mwayi Mkandawire for

The students, in a letter by the students’ representative council and addressed to the registrar, say the new academic calendar has been created with no regard to the welfare of students whose studies have already been delayed by issues such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The student community is especially discontented with the fact that continuing students and the upcoming first years will have to stay home for another five months after the closure of the designated first semester which runs from August to December,” the letter said.
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