Malawi govt abolishes quota system, reinstate JCE

Minister of Education Science and Technology William Susuwele – Banda has announced that government has abolished quota system of selecting students into public universities, and reinstated Junior Certificate Exams (JCE).

Minister of Education William Susuwele Banda : Government has abolished quota system of selecting students into public universities, and reinstated Junior Certificate Exams,

Minister of Education Science and Technology William Susuwele – Banda has announced that government has abolished quota system of selecting students into public universities, and reinstated Junior Certificate Exams (JCE).

Susuwere Banda made the announcement on Thursday during the news conference he held together with  Minister of Information Mike Botoman, who is also government spokesperson.

“Quota System of selecting students into various colleges and universities is abolished forthwith.

“However, Government will continue with its affirmative action towards girls and students with disabilities including albinos.  Our duty as Government is to ensure that there is equitable distribution of resources including infrastructure across the country,” said Banda.

Malawi abolished JCE examination as one way of saving cost as part of the ongoing Public Service Reform Program.

But education minister said  the JCE examinations will be taken in 2021.

“Government has been following, with keen interest, the debate on the need to re-introduce Junior Certificate of Education (JCE) Examinations as  one way of enhancing quality. The abolition of JCE Examinations  meant that students were taking four years in secondary school  before taking national examination.

“This arrangement encouraged students to relax and at the end, not doing well in their examinations at the end of the four years,” the education minister said.

He said furthermore, candidates that failed MSCE Examination had nothing to show for their attendance at secondary school level.

Banda  also said with  the  construction of 250 secondary schools, selection of students will include people with disability and  those with albinism without quota system.

 

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wa Nyau

Its high time anthu aku Central ndi Southern region Tiyambe kupanga fight against TUMBUKAS NEPOTISIM when it comes to employment opportunities.Pa company bwana akangokhala wakwithu basitu mpaka gate man mtumbukaso.
anthu apa central ndi southern region tazionerera kwambili zimenezi.ITS TIME TO CHANGE

Ndipo zomwe mumakamba zokuti atumbuka amakhioza bwino its not true,its because aphuzitsi akumpoto akapita kopanga mark mayeso a MANEB amakondera ana akawo BASI.
#SAY NO TO TUMBUKALISM CAMPAIGN#

Mina
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Mina

Iwe nyekwe 1 welenganso bwino article ikuti chani if you have any problem with atumbuka kamalize doko la makala anaiyamba alomwe anzako. Kukhala ku south siuchewa or uyao Kaya lomwe Sena manganja just like to be the northerner doesn’t mean al are tumbukas . There are so many languages spoken by northerners that they don’t even understand each other for example chitipa has more than 10 language mtambo you are mentioning is mwaulambia can’t speak tumbuka hense chewa. Karonga are the nkhondes they don’t know chitumbuka. The tumbuka are from rumphi district in other words they called nkhamangas. Mzimba are… Read more »

Sahara
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Sahara

So DPP abolished JCE and I am wondering why this stupid reporter is praising APM for reinstating the same JCE. This is cheap propaganda by Nyasatimes. DPP knows their time is up and they’re try6to do everything to win votes. Tsitsani passport fees then I will vote for you. Oh! Plus end corruption by your government.

Nyekhwe1
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Atumbuka agalu odzikonda. Northerners are very few in number but plentiful in offices, over 60% of the workforce both in private and Govt are tumbukas, and what does this tell you? They are nepotistic to the core and they like to employ only each other. Shameless tribalists. And they pose as if Lomwes are the ones practicing tribalism ooo gosh just visit any ministry and confirm by yourself. Akumachita kulankhula chitumbuka muofesi kuli kumasuka lol!! And ka mchewa kapa central sikakudziwa chomwe kakuchita by supporting the Burundian mtambo. Mudzalira apedegu inu.

Mangochi Kabwafu
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Mangochi Kabwafu

Hence the thick brought in QUOTA to try and halt their progress. Mwawuponda, kikikikiiiiiiii.

Mwini muzi.
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Mwini muzi.

Izi ndiye zikutigawanitsa. We need truth and reconciliation on this issue.

e-Soldier
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e-Soldier

Will you also buy back the Peoples Bank you ‘sold’ for a song to Mpinganjira because this too was against the wish and interests of the nation!!!????

mchisala
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mchisala

If this is how clueless Mutharika and his DPP decide on issues of national interest, they are indeed clueless!! I thought you gave a convincing rationale for dropping JCE and keeping quota system (equitable access to education policy)???!!! What happened to that rationale or was there no convincing rationale for your actions???!!!!!

Mangochi Kabwafu
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Mangochi Kabwafu

Too late to save Jerusalem. Pepani gogo, yanyamuka kale ndege.

Nyenkhwe
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Governments announcement to abolish quota is a gimmick by the DPP since they now are seeking votes from the North and the center.I would never trust the DPP despite this announcement.If I were from the North, I would go village to village and tell them not to trust the DPP. They will just use the gimmick and get votes and continue with their utmost tribalistic tendencies.

DPP is a party of CROOKS!

Jijo
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Jijo

Ine sine mtumbuka but qouta system is one of the instruments for breeding hatrege in the innocen, hard-working youthful northeners against govt n Southerners. Who does that in this world. Stupid dpp

Mwini muzi.
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Mwini muzi.

So hardworking people in Malawi come from the North?

zoona
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zoona

Koma anthu a kumpoto mumatukwaaaaaana eish. Koma mumadziwa kuti zinthu zina zomwe zimabweretsa ma udani a pakati pa mitundu ndi zinthu ngati zimenezi? Ngati zinthu zakunyasani osangizisunga mumtima bwanji? Inu mukuganiza kuti anthu a kumwera akamakumvani ngakhale samayankha mukuganiza amamva bwanji m’mitima mwawo? Mukufuna tsiku lina mudzawanenenso kuti ndi anthu oipa pamene oipitsitsa muli inuyo? Kodi mumafuna zabwino zonse zizikhala zanu basi?

Tikukuonanitu ndipo tikukumvani mukamatukwana ndi kulalata……….

Ngati nkotheka sinthani chooondee ngati mulidi a Malawi kuti ana athu ndi zizukulu zathu adzakondane

Chonde chonde chonde ndapota nanu