UDF hails Mutharika on quota system abolition

United Democratic Front (UDF) has hailed President Peter Mutharika’s administration for decision to abolish the quota system of selecting students to public universities.

President Mutharika greeted by UDF leader Atupele Muluzi ar Njamba on arrival for a DPP-UDF alliance rally

UDF’s Secretary General, Kandi Padambo was speaking on Sunday during UDF and Democratic Progress Party (DPP) mega rally at Njamba Freedom Park in Blantyre

“I want to commend His Excellency the State President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika for taking a bold step in abolishing quota system and re-introducing Junior Certificate Examinations (JCE),” said Padambo .

Commenting on the matter, DPP’s General Secretary Grezelder Jeffrey faulted country’s Vice President Saulos Chilima for casting a blind eye on quota system when he was championing reforms.

Quota system was introduced in the country by Malawi Congress Party (MCP) regime in the year 1987.

The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology announced the abolition of the quota system of selecting students into public universities.

Various stakeholders such as the Livingstonia Synod, Youth and Society and Human Rights Defenders Coalition, opposition political parties and the Anti-Quota Movement have been criticising the system, saying it has been leaving some deserving learners out of the public university system; hence, calls for its abolishment.

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4 years ago

Ndi chitimu ichi a opposition aona Nyekhwe. DPP Woyeeeeeeee, UDF Woyeeeeeeee!

4 years ago
Reply to  Chiombagaga

Our DPP underground team used quota to win votes for DPP from Nkamenya to Nsanje; it was a serious movement telling people the advantage of kota as Ubuthu concept of sharing; and it worked. Pano anthuwo tizikawauza chaini? mwatidyetsa njomba abwana.

Hate it or take it but it's a fact
Reply to  Chiombagaga

Mbava zokhazokha ena Abambo awo amanamizira kuti he had back pain after being cornered by Bingu wa Muntharika when he diverted funds mean for Malawians.

Enawa ndi Mk145million ikuwalonda londa so is cased with it.

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