Government has finally bowed down to pressure from Livingstonia Synod to abolish quota system of selecting students to secondary schools.

Since the introduction of the system the synod and some northern region based anti-quota groupings have been pressurizing government to abolish the system.

Recently there were demonstrations in all the districts in the northern region apart from Likoma aiming at asking government to withdraw the secondary selection for 2019 examinations.

Following this, consultations between the ministry and the synod commenced on 28 September to 18 October 2019 where they have ironed out some outstanding issues.

General Secretary for Livingstonia Synod Rev Levi Nyondo  said they have agreed with government that students will now be selected in government secondary schools on merit.

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