Have your say on Quota Sytem of selecting students into public universities

Quota system of selecting students in which learners who have passed exams are selected based on their districts of origin and this has created a hot debate. What is your opinion? Should the government continue with the quota system or not .

The proponents of the system argue that there are few places in public schools and, as such, they have to be equally shared among students from all 28 districts of the country whereas the opponents of the system contend that students should be selected on merit.

But education activist argue that the quota system does not respond to deep-seated inequalities in the education system as it is more addressing symptoms.

Have your say if quota system should continue or be reviewed.

 

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Mtumbuka wa Sakho
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My nephew got 12 points and got selected on quota system. Za 24 ponts zanuzu mwina ku mpotoko. Go to university and have an investigation,say on a district like Mangochi. You will find that all the 10 students got 6 to 12 points. Enanso anasala chifukwa 10 is not even enough. Zoti athu aku mpoto ndi anzelu ndi bodza. Koma kubela ndi number 1.

Bingu wa Mutharika
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Bingu wa Mutharika

Quota stands for equal sharing…Who ever hates sharing should question himself or herself

Heavyduty
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Heavyduty

I agree, why hating equitable sharing? Does it mean they want un equitable sharing? Shame. Kumeneko nde kudzikonda timanena kuja. Malawi is for us all, let’s share everything

tman
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If you try to please one region,you are in for political disaster

Yuyu
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Yuyu

Keep quota system. Anthu odzikonda moto buu! We all pay taxes.

Thama
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Thama

We need Quota System because it is the only way of ensuring equitable access to public university education.

Truth Pains
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Dzikotsala;
Have you heard of this term “Garbage In Garbage Out” ??? Though your home boys perform poorly during exams but still u would want to see them walk through university corridors
That’s why our country is the least among developing countries.

Hlabezulu Ngonoonda
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Hlabezulu Ngonoonda

Only two commentators on this form have come up with the idea of building more colleges and universities with a view to accommodate students aspiring for higher education. The rest have stuck to their thoughts of supporting Quota System which is at full throttle promoting educational mediocrity and even curtailing educational infrastructure development. Look at Zambia. More universities are being constructed. So too in Tanzania. Very sad.

Dzikotsala
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Dzikotsala

Equitable access to higher education is the best system. If the Government changes to the so called merit system, cheating in the North will reach new heights just to ensure dominance. Just see the way they construct their sentences – ndi anthu oti nkukhoza 12 points amenewa?

No one should pretend that the so called merit system is the best; it can easily be manipulated by students, teachers, examiners and invigilators determined to see that only one part of the country dominates tertiary education.

Let’s focus on expanding space in public universities for the benefit of the whole country…

Ida
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Ida

Enlighten us how the North will be the biggest cheaters? Can the proponets of quota system give us the reasons why a boy wifh 14points from Rumphi doesnt qualify for a public university in Malawi whilst a boy with 22 points from Balaka qualifies for the same?

Ida
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Ida

Let’us discuss this issue with sober minds. There is no district in Malawi which has the most intelligent people. Will be happy to see ur child with 11 points not picked for public university education just coz the system wants to accommodate a boy with 20 points from Karonga?

LEGO
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Stupid people like you will always support quota system but someone with good education background will never ever support the evil system

Hlabezulu Ngonoonda
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Hlabezulu Ngonoonda

The last sentence is of significant importance as it offers hope. True, expand space in public universities for the benefit of the whole country. The other sentences are merely full of hearsay which are synonymous with people who are not only emotional but also harbour tribal prejudice. Merit system was introduced by the British with a view to encourage excellence in education. Merit system encourages children to work hard in class from an early age. It fosters competition. That is the reality. Quota System, which is espoused by politicians, does not offer excellence as it dwells heavily on the ethnic… Read more »

Joni Tsambakunsi
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Joni Tsambakunsi

This system is HELL and as long as it rewards people using population, the Southerners will keep on kubelekana ngati nkhumba. The Quota System is rewarding OVERPOPULATION chulukani poti boma likufuna zimenezo kenaka lizidzakupatsani matewera ndi zodyetsa anawo nanga si ndi zomwe likufuna. Mtundu wanga ukumvetsa chisoni kwabasi. Ine ndaphunzira nawo anzathu a kuMpoto………ndisaname, ndimawasilira pankhani yasukulu, AMALIMBIKIRA nchifukwa chake ambiri amapanga bwino osati zamtundu wangazi ayi…..gule, kukumba mbewa, zinamwali, mowa etc zonsezi nthawi yasukulu, mwana angaphunzire? Kenaka muziti tisitse ma grade……mukupha maphunziro a dziko…tawonani pomwe yili UNIMA tsopano mu African universities! Zikuchititsa manyazi kuwona ma minimum grades for selection… Read more »

Mesimadzi
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Mesimadzi

Those that are against quota system largely do so out of ignorance. There is merit within the quota system. After allocating the spaces to a district, students within the district compete for those spaces on merit. There is literally nothing wrong with the system.
The same system has been and is being used in tobacco growing and so far no one has complained. The 50_50 campaign is actually a quota system which is being vehemently supported by opponents of the quota system. There is nothing wrong with the system, I repeat.

Political commentator
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If there is Merit inside the system, why quota then? Why cant there be merit only? why Quota?

Political commentator
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Why are u afraid of merit? Does it mean you are dull or lazy (not a hard worker ?) Lets use Merit, lets compete on the ground, lets use brains not quota. No need to pick and send to COM with 30 while ur friend somewhere had sleepless nights and scores 10 points.

Madeira Dzonzi
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Madeira Dzonzi

You are the most ignorant but educated fella I have ever heard talking! Use your head and open your eyes to see what your friends see! Zongoti ndipange defend akwathuzo ndizomwe zikuwononga dziko lathu!

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