Kabwila says in UTM govt President will not double as Chancellor for University of Malawi

Salima North west Parliamentarian Jessie Kabwila  has said the newly-formed UTM Party has a clear plan on improving education in the country when it gets mandate through the May 21 votes to govern the country.

Kabwila will speaking during the debate
The panelists came from UDF, MCP, DPP, PP and UTM.

Kabwila, a former lecturer at Chancellor College of the University of Malawi before she joined politics, said during the second debate on SDG Question Time by Nation Publications Limited (NPL), Zodiak Broadcasting Station (ZBS) and United Nations Malawi held Wednesday night in Lilongwe.

The debate focusing on education featured all the major parties ahead of the May 21 elections.

In her contribution, Kabwila said UTM was formed to clear the mess created by the current administration which continues to plunder public resources when the majority of the citizenry were living in abject poverty.

Kabwila said politicisation of education has led to dwindling of education standards in the country.

She said when Vice-President Saulos Chilima, who leads UTM, is elected as Head of State, he will not be doubling as Chancellor of public universities as is the case now, to depoliticise education.

Kabwila, renowned for championing academic freedom when she was teaching at Chancellor College, applauded the first Republic of Kamuzu Banda for setting foundation for education adding “UTM will fulfil the dream.”

She said: “Under UTM promotions of teachers will be done equitably.”

Kabwila said UTM will invest in education “for equity and quality.”

UTM’s leader Chilima is on record to have pledged to abolish the quota system of selecting students to public universities—a subject which remains emotive—with a number of leaders promising to do the same before, but not living to their word.

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2 years ago

KABWIRA IS NO LONGER RELEVANT…… AWA SCHOOL SIYINAWATHANDIZE

chataika
chataika
2 years ago

hahahahaa shame on you kabwila. u said u cant quit mcp nanga ichi nchiya? Kusakhala chancelor wa unima sichinthu chakuti u can convince some of us to follow utm. komanso mwaiwala dzana siuja u were forcing the president to tackle issue of fees hike at unima yes he told u clearly that there is a body in the name of unima council to handle that but the nation chose not to listen and wanted APM to act. Likewise if skc sadzakhala chancelor koma mmene ndiwadziwira a malawi mavuto a ku college akadzagwa amalawi adzafuna chilimayo kuti athane nawo. Koma let… Read more »

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Ku utm kuli Jesse Kabwila, Loveness Gondwe and Anita Kalinde. Ali ndi mwamuna agwiritse uko kwapita azimayi amenewa. Kunali Kalinde ku RTD kaya anathera kuti. At least Lewis Mwanavekha akumusamala a dpp. Civil Servant wina adalizidwa ku Area 15 in 1996. Sawona kukalamba awatu. Ndiye Msowoya wapereka mwana wake ku gululi. Za Kaliati amadziwa ndi Mchacha. Bwana wamkuluyu wafatsa chifukwa cha udindo.

Tizanka
Tizanka
2 years ago

Another reason not to vote for these radicals. Great stuff you will never come near the seat of power. kkkk UTM? UTM iwine MCP kuluza? Lets argue and say DPP is no longer a hot contender, are you telling me Manganya will become VP before Chakwera becomes president? You joke too much kkkkkk

BigMan
BigMan
2 years ago

Excellent idea, i actually watched the debate and it was clear UTM had great support, DPP on the other hand was badly beaten and booed.

Mwananyanian
Mwananyanian
2 years ago

The idea has been proposed before, that The President should not double as Chancellor of UNINMA period; not just Chanco. That model by Kamuzu is outdated, and it was designed with the extreme necessity by the DICTATOR to put university students under his thumb. On the “equity” of “quota” system: don’t believe any politician, including Chilima, who says he/she will abolish the current regime. Again, this is the “third rail” – too hot to touch. Besides, most parts of the country can point to tangible and visible benefits of the program. In Malawi, under the current conditions, any politician who… Read more »

Maunits
Maunits
2 years ago

Chancellor and Commander-in-Chief shall remain with President of the republic.

Gibo
2 years ago

UTM or MCP SHALL WIN THE FOURTH COMING ELECTIONS.

Don Master
Don Master
2 years ago
Reply to  Gibo

Forth, not fourth

Kibaki
Kibaki
2 years ago

za nkutu

Gibo
2 years ago

WE REALY LOVE UTM

chataika
chataika
2 years ago
Reply to  Gibo

we love dpp friend!!!!!!!!

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