Concerned citizens call off demonstrations

√Don’t disturb our sons & daughters MSCE exams – parents

Relentless human rights campaigner under the banner ‘Concerned Citizens of Malawi’ has confirmed that the national shutdown demonstrations scheduled for Wednesday July 10, 2024 have been called off at the eleventh hour.

In a press statement from the organisers, new dates for the demonstrations will be announced at a later date.

The sitting of the Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) examinations has been attributed to the postponement.

“We engaged the Civil Society Education Coalition, ISAMA and parents where we agreed to suspend the activity to give room for a comfortable environment for the MSCE candidates,” confirmed Edwards Kambanje one of the leaders.

The demonstrations are aimed at forcing government to address economic challenges hitting the country.

But in a display of parental resolve, Malawian parents have hailed the development of halting the planned demonstrations.

In an interview, Mercy Chuma mother of three in Ndirande, Blantyre said these demonstration can be a threat to the ongoing Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) examinations.

She argued that the demonstrations could disrupt the exams, jeopardizing the hard work and preparation of their children.

She said: “These irresponsible hooligans will see our other side. They organize these demonstrations just to loot, destroy, and disturb public peace. Our sons and daughters have been preparing for these exams for a long time, and we will not let such irresponsible citizens ruin the hard work of our children.”

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