Wednesday, 24 May 2017
 
Msowoya during the tour Msowoya during the tour Image taken by Nobert MZEMBE

Speaker Of Parliament Calls For A Review Of Malawi’s Education System

Written by  Written By Norbert MZEMBE in Karonga district May 18, 2017

Vice president of the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) who is also the speaker of the national assembly, Richard Msowoya is calling on government to review the education system in secondary schools.

He is proposing that they reinstate the Malawi Junior Certificate Examinations (JCE) which were phased out last year.

Msowoya explains that JCE acted as one way to sieving those that can do well at senior level to qualify for public Universities or even to have a certificate that would help them find jobs.

 

The Parliamentarian said this in Karonga district during a political tour after visiting flood victims in Chilumba to see for himself the suffering that people in the area are coming across so to present them to the national assembly.

He further called upon government to remove quota system of selecting students to public universities arguing that the system is discriminatory and unfair to students who seat for Malawi School Certificate of Examination bearing in mind that the exams are the same.

Msowoya said, “All students sit for same exams so for me I don’t see any justification for quota system because the one who score highest points should first be granted opportunity to go to university.” 

Commenting on the government’s restriction on the exportation of maize, Msowoya said he does not see any justification to restrict framers who would want to sell their staple grain to other countries at a better price so that they are able to buy farm inputs for the next growing season.

 

He further urged government to make sure that the silos are full of the grain and adequately stoked in order to release them to people when they become scarce.

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