Anti-quota group withdraws threat on secondary schools shutdown

The Quota Must Fall Movement has withdrawn its earlier threat of a  complete shutdown of public secondary schools in the country citing patriotism and a ‘fruitful’ meeting with government officials as the main reasons.

Jessie Kaunda taking part in the anti-Quota system march. 

Schools in Malawi opens on Monday September 16th, 2019.

The Movement’s chairperson Moses Mkandawire said this during a news conference held during the weekend that said government admitted flaws in the selection process.

Mkandawire was at pains to explicitly explain how the movement seem to embrace patriotism at the eleventh hour and also unpack how the meeting with government officials had been ‘fruitful’.

The Movement held closed door meetings with Education Minister William Susuwere Banda, Ministry of Education principal secretary Justin Saidi and other officials.

“The education sector has numerous challenges, way beyond the quota issue,so let’s give dialogue a chance. We shall formulate a joint committee to iron out our differences,” Mkandawire said.

Ironically,  other members of the Movement expressed ignorance on the latest development.

The movement’s coordinator , who is firebrand youth activist, Charles Kajoloweka said he was not aware of the reversal.

Another member of the movement the Reverend William Mumba  who had earlier said government should not underrate the anger of people as communities are ready to participate in the shutdown of secondary schools, said he could only comment after meeting other leaders.

Meanwhile,  all the demands the movement made in their petition including that of calling for the resignation of the Malawi National Examinations Board (MANEB) chairperson Limban Nsapato have been frozen.

A few weeks ago, the education minister assured the nation that a special parliamentary commission to look into the quota system issue will be formulated very soon.

One of the people who took part in the anti-Quota system march last weekis Jessie Kaunda who  said she has two children in primary school and two in secondary school.

She fears they will be victims of the the quota system of selecting learners to public institutions if she does not fight for abolishment of the quota system.

Kaunda struggles to raise fees and other needs for the children. She begs in the streets to support the children and fears her efforts will be in vain if quota system is not abolished.

 

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Ntambo: Ndilibe nanu mawu
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Ntambo: Ndilibe nanu mawu

AsiBHWEni a kuthengere agwa nayo… Kkkkkkk

Peace
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Peace

The additional reporting of Kaunda lady begging in streets for her children’s school fees is totally misplaced and does not add up!

vikhumbo
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vikhumbo

kuthamanga magazi musanamvetse zinthutu zitipweteketsa. Pena amalawi kuzikonda kwachulukitsa mwina tikanabwerera Kuma basics achikondi zikanathandiza. let us leave emotions aside and use love.

Xenophobia inayamba ndi kuthamnga magazi without giving due and deep thought to issues. spirit of entitlement and so on and so forth. Tiyeni timange Malawi wabwino for ana anthu osati dividing it.

Joni
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Joni

Pomapanga Quota system eti? Do you know or ever felt how painful quota is…..tamangodyani masosejiwo musatinyanse ife tikumva kuwawa apa!

vikhumbo
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vikhumbo

mukamapondereza amnzanu mma ofc anthu amangokuyang’anani. you think it is ok ? mudzabweza liti tolerance imene mitundu ina imakuonetsani?

vitumbiko chauluntha
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vitumbiko chauluntha

I don’t know how can I talj

Hate it or take it but it's a fact
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Amuguli ameneyu a DPP ngati m’mene agulira ma monitors a UTM that’s why UTM yakhaulitsa popanda withdraw ma monitors not to testify in the witness box.

KALIATI HUMPHREY
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A MBWENU MBWENU SIBWENI NDI ANZANU OBVALA MASAKAWO MUKUMVA
PAIN HEAVY NDI PITALA NDI DPP TERM YINO ZITSILU FOTSEKI

Revolutionary
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Just try to block pupils from the South accessing classes in National schools in the North, we will butcher and send packing every Northerner from the southern region tione who stands to lose more….

Joni
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Joni

Stupid mongoose ukuwona ngati youre indispensable!
Sitingakuwope!

chinthu
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chinthu

so you think anthu akumwra kumpoto kulibe? ikhala tit for tat ukuona ngati nafeso tingakusiyeni agalu inu

Destroyer of liars
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Surely the South will lose. There are just too many landless people from the South who have settled in the North. Your only comfort is that Blantyre is in the South minus that you are nothing. What does the South contribute to the food basket of Malawi apart from being big consumers with your uncontrolled population growth?