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BLANTYRE-(MaraviPost)—Ministry of Education, Science and Technology has hinted that selection of students into Malawi’s public universities has been done and results will be out this month.

The ministry disclosed this on Tuesday when announcing a policy which will be used beginning this year when selecting students based on merit following  the abolishment of the quota system of selecting students into the public universities.

 “On March 3, 2020, we informed all public universities on the abolishment of the quota system of selection into the public universities.

“On April 10, the President concerted to the guidelines proposed by the universities. Therefore on May 6, selection on merit has been done by universities and results should be out by month end,” said Justin Saidi, the Principle Secretary in the ministry of Education, during a press briefing in Blantyre.

He said unlike the primary school selection to secondary schools, university selection is done by universities themselves.

“As government, we only provide policy. We don’t do the selection. With the announcement in February 2020 on the change in the selection criteria, we needed to also formulate a policy that would go with this change,” he said.

He therefore called on all needy students who will be selected, to access the loan from the loans board so that no one should fail to attain university education because of fees.

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