I‘ll quit if there is any Malawi minister who send their kids to public school -MP Menyani

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) lawmaker Alekeni Menyani has bemoaned declining education standards in the country, saying the executive need to live and breathe the services that they expect the public to use.

Menyani:  Makes his point of order

Menyani: Makes his point of order

Menyani said it outrageous for DPP ministers to understand the need to improve the education standards as their kids don’t use the public education institutions that they expect the general public to use.

“At the time I went to primary school, we used to go to government schools besides the job your father, mother or guardian had. Sons and daughters of cabinet ministers were in public schools.

“Sons and daughters of Members of Parliament were in government schools. Sons of whoever in society, were in government schools together with everyone else. But today, if there is a Minister amongst you who has a child in a public school, I am ready to quit being Member of Parliament because that is not possible,” Menyani said in Parliament.

“This is why we do not care about where children of other people are going. We are the leaders and we ought to care,” he added.

“The future for our children is bleak. Even if your children go to the best of schools such as Saint Andrews International Schools, they will live right here in Malawi.

“What about these others that we have left for fate to deal with. They are the armed robbers that we see every day in town,” said Menyani, also a youth advocate.

However, Leader of the House Francis Kasaila accused Menyani of being out of order “because in his insinuation it seems he is looking at Ministers as the only people that are sending their children to high schools.”

Kasaila said: “I would like him to ask a similar question even to the Leader of Opposition [Lazarus Chakwera] as to whether he has sent his children to a government primary school.”

In his response, Menyani who is MCP Member of Parliament for Dedza North west said: “Actually, I went to school with Nick Chakwera. I went to a public school and Nick was in a public school. We were together. “

 

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maxwell makumu
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Mmmmmmmmm ! A burden to my life this thing called politics tomorrow they will be together…. Fools

Na Wonder
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Its very sad where this country is going. As Malawians we are being taken for granted, because the quality of education is poor starting from primary to secondary schools. This time around, we hear that we need to pay for University for our children, for goodness sake, how many people can afford school fees of K 275,000 for a child at the university? Think of those people in the villages and even other people in the city. We are just keeping quite, we are speechless. Recently, we are queuing at the road traffic paying a lot of money for our… Read more »
Boy
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Menyani is just as bad as Kabwila, these are some of the noisy lots in MCP who are like robots, they are just programmed to talk shit. They dont even have time to edit what they utter in public or Parliament, its really a shame. All those who think Menyani has talked sense are fools. Nobody can deal with this situation even if you Menyani are in government, you cant. What matters is not because one is a Minister or MP, what matters is cash in your pocket. In those days, there was Central High School, it was for those… Read more »
Thoko Evance
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true…they should think of people outside who put them on those seats not only their children…..well-done Mr. Menyani…

Lutundu Wa Lutundu
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MCP don’t cheat us. Nthawi yanu mumatumiza ana anu to good boarding schools thru backdoor mainly pa second selection. Kabwila, Lunguzi shut up otherwise tiulula ma points anu pa form four

Mugonapamuhanya
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What people don’t understand is that during the MCP bygone era, very few people could afford primary and secondary school, let alone university. Education was already a privilege of the lucky few. In those days, sons and daughters of the MCP elite were actually invited to public schools without being selected there. And they were dull too. Things have changed today. Can Menyani tell us the public school where his children go to? Today private schools are everywhere because people can afford them.

Keen Observer
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On this one I’m with Menyani he is 100% correct. During Dr Banda’s time it was about performance, you could see indeed the kids of ruling elite in public schools, the same primary schools, same secondary schools. You could see the Kadzamiras of this world mixing with an ordinary person like me at Zomba Catholic Secondary School popularly know as Box 2 or pa Boko. But these days a child of a No Name can not interact with the children of the politically connected people. Low standard of education at it’s worst. Do something ask the likes of John Tembo… Read more »
Boye
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So what matters to the leader of the house cum minister is whether Chakwera’s children attended public school or not, he is not at all concerned about the subject matter. wonder why Malawi is where it is? hehehe nduna za china a waste of time!

jimmy juga
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THIS IS JUST A STRATEGY FOR YOU TO CLING TO POWER OTHERWISE EVERY ONE WITH FINANCIAL MUSCLE SEND THEIR KIDS TO SCHOOLS OF THEIR CHOICE . THIS STARTED WAY BACK DURING MCP. IF ANY THING FIGHT TO IMPROVE THE SOCIAL ECONOMIC LIFE OF UR CONSTITUENCY SO THAT UR PPLE MUST HAVE CHOICE OF EITHER SENDING THEIR KIDS TO PRIVATE OR PUBLIC SCHOOL.

Mafuta
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One day was listening to Radio 702 in Jhb, the same question arose “why do African presidents and their ministers send sick people here when they can fix their ailing health systems”? This is a valid question to be asked don’t silence the man. Begin to care

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