Mzuzu University (Mzuni) students have petitioned acting Inspector General of police (IG) to intervene on robberies that are affecting universities and colleges.
The petition, dated June 13 signed by Mzuni Students Representative Council (Muscrec) president Crispin Gama, is coming in the wake of rampant theft of laptops and cell phones at Mzuni.
In February, towards the end of the first semester for 2017/2018, many rooms on and off campus were allegedly broken into and items stolen. The incidents occurred during day and night while students were engaged in end-of-semester examinations.
The students, who have called on the IG to intervene, allege that such cases are continuing despite reporting to police. The students say the situation is heavily affecting their education.
“Since the opening of the second semester we have experienced a great deal of theft and the student community is heavily victimised. We also wish to bring to your attention that in the last half of 2017 students were losing their valuable property through theft,” reads the petition.
National Police spokesperson James Kadadzera confirmed receiving the petition and said the IG will soon respond to it.