Chihana wants to meet Chakwera over poor selection of students to public secondary schools

Alliance for Democracy (Aford) president Enoch Chihana says he has engaged President Lazarus Chakwera over the poor selection of students to public secondary schools during the primary school leaving certificate results.

Chihana:  Aford wants government action on the concerns that have come from the general public on the inequalities of selection criteria to national secondary schools

Chihana says in a statement that he has engaged Chakwera on the issue regarding selection of Standard 8 learners to various government secondary schools.

“The AFORD president is requesting all  AFORD members and all concerned Malawians to have patience as we all wait for action to be taken by government on the concerns that have come from the general public on the inequalities of selection criteria to national secondary schools,” says a statement from his personal assistant, David  Katete.

Recently,  Ministry of Education in conjunction with Malawi National Examinations Board (Maneb) released the 2020 Primary School Leaving Certificate of Education (PSLCE) examination results, with only 37.7 percent of deserving learners selected to public secondary schools.

Minister of Education Agnes NyaLonje said government needs about K2.85 trillion to significantly alleviate the secondary school space challenges that is depriving learners of their right to education.

To double the transition rate from 37.73 percent to 76 percent,  she said the country needs 949 new secondary schools which translates to 11 388 classrooms and 5 694 classroom blocks. Each school is estimated to cost K13 billion, meaning government will have to spend K2.85 trillion.

She explained that the 250 United States Agency for International Development-supported secondary schools will create 1 000 classrooms by 2023. Currently, 44 of these schools have been completed and by the end of  2021, an additional 40 schools will be completed.

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Anzanufe
Anzanufe
6 months ago

God has now started punishing noise makers. More is coming!

Watondeka Chakwera
Watondeka Chakwera
6 months ago

Makape inu, mumstaya nthawi yanu ndi mademo.

Gerson
Gerson
6 months ago

Time is gone for you northerners when you used to hide behind quota system.

Dowa boy
Dowa boy
6 months ago

Time is gone when northerners used to work hard in school.lero they are exposed to theba life and technology yawaononga.
Before then kunalibe entertainment ku mpoto and most parents were encouraging their kids to work hard in schools kuti azapite town plus kusatukuka kwakumaloko ambiri akachitadi bwino. But this is not the case ndibadwo walero akula chitauni n don’t blame quota system or government koma umbuli wa anawo.
What made aku mpoto ngati anzeru no longer exists makono aononga ndipo azitengera pagong’o.case closed

Mbonga Matoga
Mbonga Matoga
6 months ago

To all Malawians especially fellow Malawians from the north I would like to tell you that do not be misled by people who are hell bent on regionalism……..the fact of the matter is that, as LMC said in parliament that the quota system of selecting students into public institutions is dead and buried that is exactly what has happened this year in this selection. The problem is that for far too long we have been misled into the notion that that people from the north are more intelligent than people from the other regions in Malawi which is totally bullshit.… Read more »

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
6 months ago

kwa presdent??? minister of education 1st bwa!!!!!! awaso inu. mind set change ikuwapeza olo ikuwadutsa. tamuthandizeni mkuluyu angakabwezedwe

Stewart Banda
Stewart Banda
6 months ago

Atumbuka kuzikonda,u wanted merit and this is merit.lots of students frm the North have not done well and even selection doesn’t see wher one is coking frm but merit only.u tumbukas are cry babies.it seems u wer living in dreamland for a long g time. This is reality check.one Malawi one Nation.

Mwanamodzi
Mwanamodzi
6 months ago

…. So people from the north think that using merit is wrong? I understand that quota system is no longer applied in the selection of students after they pointed out that it exclude them. ….. I don’t think the casualties are only from the northern region, even in southern or Central regions could be more casualties than u can imagine. The concept that people from South or Central has a low IQ than those from the north is what makes Chihana and others to raise the issue.

Nocma
Nocma
6 months ago

Chihana time to be relevant is long gone.The population in the north is less than a million. Did he want 2 million to be selected ndi azigogo omwe?

Wilkork
Wilkork
6 months ago

There is nothing wrong,amene amayera kulira akanakhala Aku Mwera depending ndi population, but you can see abwera second, and you kumpoto Kuli anthu angati kuti mutisokosere, and my friend is right among the southern and Central we have the Gondwes, Msowayas, Munthalis, and check list yakwanuko ngati Ife tilipo kuzikonda basi, Si inu amene munkapangisa kuti makolo athu azingobwereza mu Standard eight, selection kumangokhala ya Ku Mpoto basi, ndiye lero tazindikiratu, equall share basi Abwana, you are just wasting your time complaining, Mmalo Moti mukakambirane ndi Chakwerayo zoti angomanga ma Secondary ambiri basi kalikiliki ndi zopanda Ntchito, poyamba tinkati Northerners… Read more »

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