The former ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has queried government for maintaining the quota system of education for selection of students into tertiary education, saying it will phase the system by building more universities and community colleges to increase access.
The DPP introduced the system when it was in power.
DPP Presidential candidate Peter Mutharika , who also served as Minister of Education, said this in Mzuzu on Tuesday when his party officially launched its campaign and manifesto in the northern region.
Mutharika said the DPP government had planned to build five more universities and community colleges in very district to absorb thousands of youth into tertiary education.
He also said when DPP is voted into power on May 20, he will make sure that two of the five Universities that the party promised whilst in power two years ago will become a reality in Mzimba and Karonga.
“You know that when DPP promises something it delivers and I am telling you that when we get into power on May 20, we will construct the Mzuzu-Nkhata-Bay road, Chikangawa-Nkhata-Bay road and also Bolero, Nyika-Chitipa road.
“These are just a few developments we will bring not only to the northern region by the whole country,” said Mutharika.
He also said his government will introduce deliberate programmes of improving youth and women development in the country.