Parliamentary committee seeks arrest of lying students on govt loans

Education, Science and Technology Parliamentary Committee has proposed that students in public universities who give wrong and false information to the Loans and Grants Board should be fined K100 000 or be imprisoned for six months.

Lunguzi: Some MPs pay school fees

The chairman of the committee Elias Chakwera told parliament on Wednesday that some undeserving students deliberately gave false information in order to benefit from the loans the board gives out to needy students.

Chakwera also implored upon the government to extend the loans to those studying diploma course in the public universities.

However the House failed to adopt the parliamentary report because it had just been circulated.

But Dedza east MP Juliana Lunguzi was not pleased that the report was shelved, saying the report was important because some members of parliament pay school fees for some needy students in their constituencies.

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Patrick
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Patrick

what have you done to MPs who have misused LDF? Are they not amongst yourselves in parliament? SHAME! SHAME!…………..SHIT!

QueenB
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QueenB

Before implementing the program the government could have done some research on what other countries do or how they get the loans repaid. In the USA it works well because they have systems in place for tracking their citizens/residents. After graduation the government knows where you are employed and if you don’t schedule a payment plan yourself, the government garnishes your wages. As for Malawi, the money that government officials steal is enough to subsidize university tuition and make it affordable for a lot of students.

ngiyabonga
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ngiyabonga

Good but we should apply laws to all in the land, not only the weak and “unconnected”. what about so many MPs who “sell” their duty free (importation) status to Indians, among others? Prosecute them first.

ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT
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ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT

WHY WASTING YOUR TIME AND RESOURCES ARRESTING AND PENALISING STUDENTS WHILE CASHGATERS ARE FREE ON
THE STREETS ??? ARE WE BEING SERIOUS OR JUST JOKERS ??

mungo
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A chakwela musaone kulemela kwanuko. Ana asukulu akunama chifukwa cha Mavuto a zachuma. Why not just increase allocation of funds?? To hell ma MP nonse. Don’t even discuss za maloan amenewo. Civil servant wa degree receiving 100pin mwana Ali Ku university is failing to pa rental food fees. You think asaname kuti apeze loan?? Inu kumeneko you are getting millions but you look for more money !!!!!! Shame to you chakwela.

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