The Livingstonia Synod of the CCAP Church on Tuesday night took to Twitter to express its disgust with the ‘Quota System’ after it noticed that all students selected to Nkhatabay Secondary School this year are ‘not from the North.’
“School in the North with only students selected from South & Central regions#notoquotasystem #Malawi #Equality4All ,” reads the tweet t by@csplivingstonia; an unverified account but whose other content suggests it is indeed from the Church and Society Program, a developmental branch of the Synod.
Malawi Breaking News tweeted earlier that out of the 53 students selected to the school, which is a government school, none is from the north.
It is doubtful if the church will cite any law that has been infringed by the government in selecting students to a national school, but it is likely to ruffle feathers among the people of Nkhatabay.
It will also be used as fuel in the current debate where some quarters from the northern region are calling for secession from the rest of the country citing unequal distribution of resources among other complaints.
Ironically, presidential advisor Symon Vuwa Kaunda who comes from Nkhatabay has been campaigning against federalism ruffling feathers of the north people, calling him “traitor.”Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :