Malawi government agrees to abolish quota system in public secondary school selection

Government has agreed to abolish quota system in the selection of students into public secondary schools.

Saidi: The use of quota policy in selecting students to secondary schools falls away

But quota system in the selection of students into public universities remains in force.

According to a statement co-signed by secretary for Education Justin Saidi and Reverend Levi Nyondo, the general secretary for CCAP Synod of Livingstonia, national secondary school places shall be allocated on the basis of merit across the country regardless of proximity and economic cost.

“This now means that use of quota policy in selecting students to secondary schools falls away,” says the statement.

The statement says equitable access policy shall be applied to cater for women and the vulnerable for form one places as it is common practice the world over where school places are limited.

Selection to district boarding, district day and community day secondary schools shall remain the benefit of students within the district, says the statement.

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Charie
Charie
2 years ago

But osazolowerana ndi nyondoyo ndi nazikambe

Munthu
Munthu
2 years ago

Why should the stupid quota system remain in higher institutions of learning? There is no justification for this evil thing.
Affirmative action was meant to help blacks who had been unfairly kept out our US universities. Perhaps a similar arrangement could be made to help out achieve gender equity, but you will be hard pressed to find any modern or developed nation practising this evil system.

che nnungu
2 years ago

If you cant abolish the system when selecting students into university then ndinu agalu. Useless

M'Malawi Weniweni
M'Malawi Weniweni
2 years ago

No quota system for boys, but yes there will be quota system for girls. I thought Livingstonia synod only want merit?

Agenda Setting Theory
Agenda Setting Theory
2 years ago

LS battle won

George
George
2 years ago

this is a good step in the right direction but remains still controvesial.

Why would you use quota system at some level if we are saying the system is evil and exclusive?

We need to face the reality of life as say merit is the only yard stick for all

vlear
vlear
2 years ago

Is Livingstonia Mission a third Arm of Government? If not why was it the only Synod let alone Religious entity that was involved in this crucial issue. Atumbukawa bwino nawo

MASO ENA
MASO ENA
2 years ago
Reply to  vlear

MASO BII, TAMAKANGOWOTCHANI MISIKA POTI NDI ZOMWE MUMAZIWA!!

kaka
kaka
2 years ago

SINDUKUWELENGA BWINO, MWATI REVEREND LEVI NYONDO KAPENA NDI WINANSO UYU

Biliat
Biliat
2 years ago

The 9 best day secondary schools in 2019 MSCE results are from South. This means that even though students were selected to Day Secondary Schools, they qualified for District Boarding Secondary Schools. Those that were selected to District Boarding secondary schools qualified for National Secondary Schools but space factor due to quota affected them. I can foresee many students from South being selected in large numbers to National Secondary Schools in central and Northern Region. That is a good idea tikadzadzana ku Chaminade

Saduchie
Saduchie
2 years ago

now we are talking – well done MG

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