University of Malawi UNIMA has instructed its lawyers to challenge an injunction which is restraining it from abolishing faculties and creating five schools in the University.

This is contained in a memo written by Acting Registrar of UNIMA Mary Wasili addressed to students at the University.

According to Wasili, the injunction has not affected delivery of any of the programmes at the University but has stayed the decision to create the schools.

The development comes a few days after law students at the University obtained the injunction and sought permission to apply for judicial review against the decision to abolish the faculties and establishment of five schools.

Among others the students argue that the decision by the university of creating the schools and appointment of five male Acting Executive Deans for the Schools is unlawful because it contravenes Gender Equality Act.

Secondly, the students argue that the decision to abolish the Faculty of Law also threatens their interests in relation to the regulation of legal education and losing representation in Malawi Council of Legal Education.