Anti-quota system movement has threatened to hold demonstrations if government fails to explain the criteria used by the Malawi National Examination Board (MANEB) during the selection of candidates who sat for the 2019 Primary School Leaving Certificate of Education (PSLCE)to various secondary schools.
The movement is accusing government of using quota system of selection saying it is not doing justice to the deserving students.
Speaking during a press briefing in Mzuzu, General Secretary for the movement, Yelemia Chihana, said government did not use the right procedure when selecting candidates to different secondary schools.
He said: “We demand that 2019 examination results be nullified because they have a lot of anomalies and we are questioning the selection merit used by the Ministry of Education because most of the kids who deserved better secondary schools have been left out.”
Chihana further said they have resorted to hold demonstrations because they have exhausted all the conventional channels to communicate with the authorities but have yielded nothing.
Soon after the announcement of the results, the country’s main opposition political party, Malawi Congress (MCP), also demanded an immediate suspension of PSLCE results citing the criteria used in the selection was questionable.
The party through its vice president, Sidik Mia, further demanded the establishment of a commission of enquiry to look into the matter.
On August 5, MANEB in conjunction with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, released 2019 PSLCE results with 77.46 per cent pass rate.