Member of Parliament for Rumphi East Constituency, Hon. Kamlepo Kalua, has pleaded with President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera to introduce free secondary education in Malawi so that all Malawian scholars attain secondary school.
Kalua said he is sympathizing with brilliant students who would have developed this country but are ending up being dropouts in secondary schools due to lack of school fees, a demand President Dr. Chakwera can come in to intervene in his servant leadership.
He said the introduction of free secondary education would reduce illiteracy faced by many Malawians as this will lead to many being educated and taking part in the decision-making policies and positions in their respective areas across the country.
…”It is very sad to see genius students having no chance to attend secondary education, school fees is a contributing factor, the President and his government can consider this to help as many students as possible for the Malawi to be educated…,’’ said Hon. Kalua.
The legislator expressed hope that in President Dr. Chakwera, there’s divine wisdom and will look at the plea seriously advising him not to listen to his inner circle, but to go ahead introducing free secondary education saying many Malawians will not forget him.
He said an investment in education is the key to national development, saying President Dr. Chakwera can have the best Cabinet and beside it, he should think of introducing free secondary education for Malawi wokomela tonse.
One of the social media commentators, Rick Dzida has concurred with Hon. Kamlepo Kalua’s plea to have free secondary education in Malawi saying that will be a welcome development for Malawi after former President Dr. Bakili Muluzi introduced free primary education in 1994.
Dzida has asked Government under the leadership of President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera to immediately introduce compulsory primary education in Malawi, saying this will build a good foundation of education in the country.
…”I appeal to President Dr. Chakwera to build Malawi from Primary school with compulsory education, government has to monitor learners and if there will be parents not sending children to school, such parents need to be charged for denying children the right to education…,’’ he said.
He lamented that politicians in Malawi take advantage of semi-illiteracy of people to give false and unrealistic promises and people start clapping hands for the mediocrity the politicians are providing, advising President Dr. Chakwera that if he introduces compulsory free primary education, in 10 to 15 years from now, Malawi will be an educated country.
By Vincent Gunde