By Blessings Mtika
President of republic of Malawi, Dr. Lazarus Chakwera has assured Malawians that his administration will make sure that Quota system never exists again.
Speaking during the state of national address at parliament in Lilongwe, the president said as it was stated in their manifesto during campaign period, Quota system will be no more.
“Also promised was the removal of Quota system, and I want to assure all Malawians that while the previous administration made sure that its Quota system was gone, my administration will make sure that is dead,” Chakwera said.
The president also promised to increase the number of intake of students in universities effective the next 2020/21 academic year.
“My Administration will increase enrolment in universities from
36,000 in the 2019/20 academic year to nearly 48,000 in the
2020/21 academic year”, he said.
He also talked about the re-installation of Junior certificate examination in secondary school, passing the legislation in making primary school education compulsory and also the building of university and Teachers training colleges.
Quota system came into existence during the late former president Bingu Was Mutharika with the aim of educating an equal number of people per district which most Malawians thought it was foul play especially to hardworking students. Many people called the system evil as it made life of many deserving students tougher. Since it’s introduction, quota system has been at the center of political debate. Perhaps, this might be the end of the conversation and its existence.