Education expert faults government for maintaining fees

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An education expert in the country has criticized Malawi government’s decision to maintain school fees in public schools saying this will lower the quality of education in the country.

The education expert, Dr. Bob Chulu who is also a lecture at Chancellor College, said parents must take full responsibility of their children’s education if the country is to achieve quality education.

“For a long time government has been taking full responsibility on the operations of public schools but nothing has changed and now it’s time that parents take full responsibility of their children’s education,” said Chulu.

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He further said that the motion moved by Parliament to stop the fees hike shows that the legislators truly represent people from their constituencies.

Chulu added that it is high time Malawians started helping government to fund the education sector in order to achieve good standard education.

Last year, government announced that it will raise fees in public school in order to improve the quality of education in the country.

However, Parliament passed a motion stopping government from going ahead with the hike after members had argued that most Malawians cannot afford to pay the new fees.

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  1. It was the parliament. Peter wanted to respect the decision which parliament voted.
    Otherwise, the same guys could have said Peter is filled with impunity. He disregards parliament.
    Blame the opposition. How could we pay mk5000 as fees per term?
    This is ridiculous guys. We can’t move forward.

  2. This so called education expert went to university during Kamuzu Banda’s time and his parents were not paying anything. Now that he is better off he wants some people to pay the high fees. Shame on you.

  3. Nanunso ma lecture, mukakhuta ma sausage dont comment mwauchitsilu. Do you know that pple are sweating to pay fees coz of poverty?

  4. Mmalo moti uzikapitiliza green card yako ija ukufuna kuti utilange kaye ife eeeeee ukuchedwatu tinatopa ndi ukayidi ife kamans ukamayankhula uzichosa chimene umatafunacho chifukwa sitimanva

  5. On serious note,[email protected] is lacking sense of direction as far as online reporting is concerned.
    you are still developing but keep track of yourself before we start to crave for your neck due to your shameless misinformation to Malawi Nation
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  6. Ukakhala chitsilu mwiniwakewe sumadziwa kuti ndiwe kape amadziwa ndiena. Bambo inu musatipake kupusa kwanuko, Education expert kunyumba kwanu, mukamawalumula ana ndi akazi anu, inu ndinu edu destroyer.

  7. Ukakhala chitsilu mwiniwakewe sumadziwa kuti ndiwe kape amadziwa ndiena. Bambo inu musatipake kupusa kwanuko, Education expert kunyumba kwanu, mukamawalumula ana ndi akazi anu, inu ndinu edu destroyer.

  8. Leave my Lecturer alone! Let us wait & see! Galimoto likachita ngozi, timadikira fumbi likate tisanawerenge otisiya ndi ovulala. Its too early to trash his prediction! Ubwino wake ma school committee ndi ma PTA ali functional. In 3 months time, atiuza kuti xool zathuzi zikuyenda or ayi.

  9. Malawi24, Where and when was this said? The article does not tell! The whole story is based on these 3 statements that the expert allegedly made –

    “now it’s time that parents take full responsibility of their children’s education….the motion moved by parliament to stop the fees hike shows that the legislators truly represent people from their constituencies…it is high time Malawians started helping government to fund the education sector in order to achieve good standard education”

    This is contradictory and it is obvious you did seek to attain accuracy! You can’t write about something you don’t understand – 🙁

  10. Once upon a time pipo were paying eggs to get quality education, we had no money back then, wen did money becomes synonymous to quality education? We have changed the old good books with…… I rest my case

  11. ineso ndi expert nde hear this. the new fees did not look at al factors. how can schools that r supposed to get a monthly funding of K45000 giv the same amount to government as those that are given ova K1milion by the same govmnt? how can they collect 80% fees from open school?

  12. The fact that many/if not all top govt officials send their children to high xuls and xuls abroad denotes really poor education in Malawian xuls is real n the govt has practically no eagerness to uplift it to higher levels. So equality, justice, accountability and fairness are just songs in Malawi

  13. kod ameneyu akuyesa ngati Malawi wa ambuyakeye kudali anzake adalamulila koma matudzi akupanga galu uyuwa azake sadapange padziko la pasi ngati kuli chitsiru cha mtsogoleri ndi ichichi chidangokula koma oblangata idachoka munthu ophunzira sangapange zofoira ngati izi 4 sec

  14. kodi inu mr Bob ndani kwinako kaya..siinu nomwe padzana boma litalengeza za kukwela kwa fees..munazanenakuti zimenezi zilowesa maphunzilo pansi lero achita reverse ganizo..mukutinso zichita affect quality..chabwino inuyo tamasukani boma litani..pamepa kuti inu mukondwere..kupewa kunva nyasi zikutuluka pa kamwa panupo..

  15. Kungokula mutu kma nzeru za umunthu mulibe bwana,you heard z jst big 4noting,hahahaha shame on u kti unesese bali ya maphunzilo ckuyenda bho,ku hosp fanz yodwala ikubulera pa pansi no makhwala kmanso pano fanz yakumudzi ikuduwa ndi njala everytrhing z worse in Malawi jst bcz of u,kukhala nsogoleri wadziko ckopweka mwana deal in ujayo basi iwe nde phalala lenileni get me [email protected] nditokotele zabwiri

  16. that one is not an education expert but an education failure dont take malawians for granteed if he likes talkng talk to his wife n childrens nonsenseiiii

  17. What does the world need exactly! The govt has listened the voice of the masses then someone is sayin no what do you want govt do? Masimba straight

  18. stupidity at its best ,and he is a fool not an expert .Do he think education is only for rich pple? Do he think if he has money to pay for his children that means others too .By the way hw can Malaw promote quality education and y dd gvt xuls came 4? Asiyen ana ovutika koma anzeru nawoso aphunzire azasimbe lokoma .He is an idiat

  19. I doubt if Bob Chulu really granted an official interview with this newspaper. .or if he did, may be the writer has twisted facts. .Just see the contradictions in the article: in the first and last paragraphs the reporter says the education expert has faulted government for maintaining fees.but somewhere in the middle, its reported that the expert has nevertheless hailed mps for representing their constituents (by rejecting fees hike).. these two parallel thoughts in themselves render the expert being undecided on whether he is for or against fee hike.am sure Chulu is too good to be indecisive. And, the photo used, those who have seen Dr Chulu recently will agree that this is a very old photograph..While not trashing the report entirely, I am just being skeptical until I verify with him. .

  20. Kodi muchedwelanji ndikuganiza za 2019 MCP? Mesa ku Malawi kuno timasintha President osati Government. The old Faces like Kachali, Kweni, Muli, Musa, ndi ena ambiri since 1994 up to date they there. If the party lose the election they do cross the floor. A President himself is not a Government but his followers which are more in number.