Quota system was started by MCP, I have abolished it -Mutharika

President Peter Mutharika has abolished quota system of selecting students into tertiary education, saying the system which  was introduced by the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) is discriminatory.

Mutharika in Mzuzu with crowds
President Mutharika: MCP introduced quota system and I have abolished it

Mutharika, who is also the torchbearer for the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and United Democratic Front (UDF) Alliance during in the June 23 fresh presidential election, confirmed  the abolition on Friday during his whistle stop rallies to the northern region.

He said MCP introduced quota system in 1987 with the goal of deterring some people from attaining higher education.

Quota system was a way of selecting students into tertiary education based on their districts of origin.

‘’The quota system was discriminatory especially for learners in the north. Some learners in the north who scored points as low as 6 or 8 points were not selected for higher education.

“It is therefore, the decision of my government to abolish the quota  system so that learners should be selected on merit on merit irrespective of which region they come from,’’ Mutharika said.

MCP announced  the introduction of the quota  system  in November 1987 through the then chairman of the University  Council John Tembo in his opening Address at the congregation for presenting  academic awards to successful university students at Chancellor College.

Tembo was quoted by The Daily Times newspaper of November 8, 1987 that with effect from the 1987/88 academic year, the government had directed that admission be on the basis  of “ten  guaranteed  places for each district ” with the  remaining places being distributed among the districts “in proportion to their population density.”

He said the University Council had welcomed the idea because all children in the country would be’ granted equal opportunities of access to higher  education.

Tembo handed over the mantle of MCP leadership to Lazarus Chakwera, who is seeking his last chance bid for presidency on Tuesday.

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Munthu
Munthu
8 months ago

Actually the quota system started with the 1964 primary school leaving examinations.. I know this because my brother and I were selected to go to Dedza secondary school but there had to be a second selection, when my brother had to go to Chaminade at Karonga and I had to go to Mzuzu..
Although students were supposed to go to schools in their regions, we had students of certain well-connected families from other regions. Some of these students from other regions didn’t deserve to be there, but their influencial parents had pulled strings.

Vinyo
Vinyo
8 months ago

Too little too late Mr Maliseche

Mofolo
Mofolo
8 months ago

APM the greatest destroyer of QUOTA system vote yanga woyee

Namukhoviwa
Namukhoviwa
8 months ago

What an idiot, he has done nothing but destroy the fabric of our society. The sooner he gets out of our lives the better. We don’t want to hear of this fool anymore as soon as he is gone. It would be a tragedy to continue to spend the little tax payers money on him as an expresident. He is the most destructive president Malawi has had so far

Nicholous
Nicholous
8 months ago

Koma wachima

Neno
Neno
8 months ago

Daylight liar not good to be our leader.

BENTBY
8 months ago

WHAT WE KNOW IS THAT QUOTA WAS ABOLISHED AND DPP THROUGH BINGU AND YOU PETRO MUTHALIKA RE-ENTRODUCED IT. YOU can not full us. no vote for you from north.

Malawi belong to the citizens

Amunthalika bodza, second DPP started quota system in 2009 with Bingu wamunthalika.Was that MCP.Mwathetsa Koma mutayigwiritsa ntchito Kwa Zaka 10 mwawonga tsogolo la ana ambiri akumpoto wolimbikira.Mwathetsa quota system chifukwa chofuna mavotes after kutabwera 50+1% powona Kuti vote yanu yakumwera siyingakupaseni 50+1%.Mwagwa nayo.Mukupachira basi.Always God have a plan to deal with corrupt leaders.Nyenkhwe is coming soon for DPP.

Allenruddy
8 months ago

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Chukuemeka
Chukuemeka
8 months ago

Kodi is APM even in Malawi or maybe is the morons who advice him eishhhh 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🙏🏿

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