EU faults Malawi on hasty fees abolition in secondary schools

European Union (EU)  has added its voice to the decision by the government to hastily abolish school fees in secondary schools, saying this is a recipe for low quality education as schools will not have adequate resources.

Msaka: Decision for free secondary school is sound

EU head of corporate affairs Louis Navaro said the government could have done wider consultations on the matter before coming up with the decision.

“The government should review the decision. The schools are already facing huge challenges to get resources and this decision will just worsen the situation,” he said.

The EU head of corporate affairs said the government should invite all education stakeholders in order to discuss the matter intensely to avert a looming education crisis in secondary schools.

But  Minister of Education Bright Msaka said the government find its decision sound and would not reverse it.

“The government will lose more if less attain education than the resources issue,” he said.

He said people without prerequisite qualifications cannot take charge of the national development agenda.

This comes at a time when primary education is on its knees after former president Bakili Muluzi declared free education in 1994.

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CitizenX
CitizenX
2 years ago

GUYS PLEASE LETS VOTE THESE DPP FOOLS OUT OF GOVT. FIRST UDF DESTROYED PRIMARY SCHOOL EDUCATION AND NOW THESE DPP FOOLS WANT TO DESTROY SECONDARY SCHOOL EDUCATION. I DONT UNDERSTAND WHY EVERYONE IS QUIET ABOUT THIS ISSUE. govt is always happy when people a dumb and ignorant so they can fool us around, but malawi people PLEASE WAVE UP and fight for the future of this nation. UTM BOMA

Tizanka
Tizanka
2 years ago

Education has never been great in Malawi. There is no factual basis for the same.

I thought EU pulled out its funding and they aren’t supposed to get involved with our issues? Why are these collonialists trying to rule from the backdoor?

Achiswe
2 years ago

Secondary education in Malawi went down the pan years ago. I taught in both Mzuzu Gov. Secondary and Chiradzulu Secondary in the 80s. Many of my fellow teachers , male and female, were very poor at their job. They would simply fill board after board with notes for the pupils to copy down. When it came to exam time the pupils would concentrate all their energy on memorizing those notes. They did not absorb any real education because they were not given any. Even though they were supposed to be learning about physics and biology, they continued to believe in… Read more »

Shack
Shack
2 years ago

The pumbwas are short-sited. They are thinking about secondary school education without considering university education. That is why they made empty noises when they bought generators which are no longer running and the place at Kanengo looks like a museum of generators.

Al-Fayeed
Al-Fayeed
2 years ago

Education should free from primary to university. Access to education should be free for all, we have a lot of money we can fund our education system.

Cole
Cole
2 years ago
Reply to  Al-Fayeed

This is pure politics. The government wants votes next year. Frankly speaking people in government have completely missed the point. No resources in our schools. Go to Mulanje secondary school for example, students are sleeping on make shift beds .Thanks to the Alumnae for buying desks. Where are the CSOs ? Is this what you call promoting quality education in Malawi?

XZY
XZY
2 years ago

Its about quality and not quantity. That is why you can not send your children to public schools because you believe they are not good.

Regina
Regina
2 years ago

Paja mdalayu amabema fodya wamkulu eti?

Zombie
Zombie
2 years ago

Pumbwa uyu

Madala Madala
Madala Madala
2 years ago

DPP are desperate to win in next years elections. Zonsezitu ndi UTM ikuwapangisa njengunje! Can’t DPP realize that it was UDF’s hasty decision to abolish primary school fees that contributed to dwindling education standards? And now they want to worsen the situation by doing the same to secondary education.

mwiteya
mwiteya
2 years ago
Reply to  Madala Madala

Where is education heading to?

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