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john
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In its wisdom the government feels quota system is the answer!

Jigidi Jaba
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Jigidi Jaba

Researcher must bring us new information about Districts like Mangochi and Machinga. These districts have been over researched on these issues and the results have always been the same. Could it be that there are other factors that fuel school drop out in these districts other than initiation ceremonies, which the researcher fail to identify. It is also surprising that these districts are always painted as the only districts in the country where initiation ceremonies that teach girls about the need for experimenting sex. Little mention is made of districts in the northern part of the country where similar issues… Read more »

Education
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Education

Most studies blaming initiation ceremonies in Mangochi and Machinga are NOT done by THE northerners. Do a literature search. Then stop behaving like an ethnocentric soul as you appear to be well read in some respects.

Bingu wa Mutharika
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Bingu wa Mutharika

I totally agree with you JIGIDI JABA on your analysis..Research can not be successful if it is compromised by prejudice which is unfortunately influenced by tribalism. It is true that most researched conducted in these districts are conducted by my fellows from the north and are likely going to be biased because initiations are never present in the north therefore not making sense to the researcher at first place. Next time conduct this very same survey in Chiefs Malemia and Mulumbe in Zomba and compare the results.There are Yao dominated areas with intensive JANDO, CHIPUTU or you name it but… Read more »