Malawi to repeal the education quota system
By Amalawi - Thu Jun 28, 8:34 am
BLANTYRE:The Malawi Ministry of Education has revealed that Joyce Banda’s government will review and repeal the controversial quota system introduced by DPP led government.
John Bisika the Principal Secretary for the ministry of education, told the local press that the Joyce Banda led government will review the university quota system. The quota system has been used to select students into the country’s university colleges based on their district of origin.
Bisika said once the issues has been reviewed it will be sent to Parliament for approval, the august House will aim to endorse the reviewed copy, soon after the review the quota system will be abolished.
DPP led government headed by former President late Bingu wa Mutharika between 2009-2010 introduced the university quota system on arguments that the normal system was only favouring a section and not the whole nation.
The quota system issue was one of the main points raised during the 2011 controversial demonstrations and this year’s petition the civil society activists raised to Mutharika before his death.