Quota Must Fall Movement has given government 14 days to send home Form One students in public secondary schools and come up with a new selection failure which they will start holding vigils in the school.
The movement, which held a peaceful march from Katoto Secondary School ground to Mzuzu Government Secondary School under heavy security (both Malawi Defense Force and police) yesterday, delivered a third petition in a space of one month.
During the four-hour march, protesters demanded that government should act within seven days, but the movement leaders maintained the two weeks period as stated in the petition.
Movement chairperson Bina Shaba said people are very angry and failure to act on their demands will force them to take serious measures to force government to nullify the secondary school selection.
“We are giving you two weeks to send students back to their homes and come up with a new selection. If you don’t act, we will be here again but this time we are coming to hold vigils,” he said when presenting the petition to education division manager (North) Mzondi Moyo.
Shaba said the movement has delivered enough petitions and government’s inaction is underrating the people’s anger. In his response, Moyo assured the movement that his office will send the petition to responsible authorities so that they act on the matter. He also commended the protesters for marching peacefully.