Malawi govt on firing line over school fees

Malawi government is back on the firing line now it is over school fees after evidence emerged that the DPP led administration is introducing school fees in primary public schools.

Kondowe:  Education standards have gone down

Kondowe: Education standards have gone down

Director of Basic Education has been forced to make yet another refutation claiming there has not been any discussion in government over the matter.

The director Joseph Chimombo claimed the stories are false but sources say the introduction of the fees are part of reforms that the Peter Mutharika administration has embarked on.

“The stories are false” said Chimombo.

Learners in public primary schools pay an average of K2000 a year and most of them learn in crowded classes of 300 learners per class.

Education analyst Benedicto Kondowe said recently that education standards in Malawi are probably the lowest in Africa and President Mutharika assured the nation the government was doing all it can to improve the standards.

The government recently more than doubled school fees in secondary schools and introduced fees in teacher training colleges, a move education experts say it is retrogressive because of the state of the economy.

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9 thoughts on “Malawi govt on firing line over school fees”

  1. Jimbo says:

    Pepani, this government does not listen, It has no ears, only a mouth . Nor does it think because it has no brains. This government is for the DPP, not for the people. APM himself says he will be President until 2024. The people of Malawi need to take back their country from this self-serving government or it will destroy them.

  2. Foster Liphale says:

    This is denying poor Malawians their right to Education.Money gluttons ………………..

  3. Chibanja tv says:

    Zina kumangomva, whatmore when you are paying millions of kwachas to your sons and daughters in private primary schools than this meagre MK 2000? be serious Malawians we paid school fees during Dr Kamuzu Banda (MHSRIP) so whats new here if the system is to be introduced?

  4. abraham says:

    Even the government has established that fee but learners will not be employed. by the then gov due to the high demand of diplomas etc which learners can not obtain them from colleges because of fees

  5. noah wille says:

    akungofuna kutidyera basi!

  6. chilipaine says:

    Zonsezi zinaymbika ndi mbuli yanu ija ya ku Machinga of the UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU fame!

  7. Optic Computer says:

    Once a liar, always a liar.

  8. che msumbo in rsa says:

    That is wat malawian wanted leap wat u sow agalu

  9. KWANJANA BERTHA says:

    IF LEARNERS ARE TO PAY FOR THEIR EDUCATION ;WHY ABOLISHING PSLC AND JCE EXAMS ???

    WAS THE ISSUE DEMOCRATICALLY DISCUSSED WITH ALL STAKE HOLDERS AT NATIONAL LEVEL TO SAY LOOK THIS IS WHAT YOUR GOVT INTENDS TO DO SO THE GOVT COULD TAKE ON BOARD THE VIEWS OF THE CONCERNED PARTIES
    OR THE ISSUE IS / WAS JUST DICTATED ON LEARNERS ???

    ITS SUPPOSED TO BE GOVT FOR THE PEOPLE BY THE PEOPLE PLEASE !! NOT VISE VESA !!

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