CURRENT POLL IN EDUCATION
Secondary education in Malawi
10 questions polled on this topic
33% response rate
51,293 responded out of 153,160 polled
Feb 12. 2019
Have you been to secondary school?
Feb 12. 2019
If yes, did you graduate?
Feb 12. 2019
Have any of your friends or family missed out on secondary education?
Feb 12. 2019
How many people in your family have missed secondary school?
Feb 12. 2019
What is the main reason that children don't go to secondary school?
Feb 12. 2019
Please write down what you think is the main barrier (obstacle) to secondary education is:
Feb 12. 2019
Do you think secondary education should be free in Malawi?
Feb 12. 2019
What are the main challenges facing secondary schools?
Feb 12. 2019
What are the main benefits of secondary education?
Feb 12. 2019
What do you think are the benefits of secondary education? (open text)

POLL RESULTS

FEB 12. 2019
Have you been to secondary school?
51,293 responded out of 153,160 polled
Female
89%
Yes
 
Yes
11%
No
 
No

Male
87%
Yes
 
Yes
13%
No
 
No
0-14
72%
Yes
 
Yes
28%
No
 
No

15-19
88%
Yes
 
Yes
12%
No
 
No

20-24
89%
Yes
 
Yes
11%
No
 
No

25-30
87%
Yes
 
Yes
13%
No
 
No

31-34
83%
Yes
 
Yes
17%
No
 
No

35+
77%
Yes
 
Yes
23%
No
 
No
87%
Yes
 
Yes
13%
No
 
No
FEB 12. 2019
If yes, did you graduate?
42,070 responded out of 44,835 polled
Female
61%
Yes
 
Yes
18%
No
 
No
21%
Still at school
 
Still at school

Male
64%
Yes
 
Yes
19%
No
 
No
17%
Still at school
 
Still at school
0-14
55%
Yes
 
Yes
20%
No
 
No
26%
Still at school
 
Still at school

15-19
35%
Yes
 
Yes
15%
No
 
No
50%
Still at school
 
Still at school

20-24
63%
Yes
 
Yes
15%
No
 
No
22%
Still at school
 
Still at school

25-30
71%
Yes
 
Yes
20%
No
 
No
8%
Still at school
 
Still at school

31-34
68%
Yes
 
Yes
27%
No
 
No
5%
Still at school
 
Still at school

35+
66%
Yes
 
Yes
30%
No
 
No
4%
Still at school
 
Still at school
63%
Yes
 
Yes
18%
No
 
No
18%
Still at school
 
Still at school
FEB 12. 2019
Have any of your friends or family missed out on secondary education?
46,036 responded out of 48,529 polled
Female
85%
Yes
 
Yes
15%
No
 
No

Male
86%
Yes
 
Yes
14%
No
 
No
0-14
81%
Yes
 
Yes
19%
No
 
No

15-19
83%
Yes
 
Yes
17%
No
 
No

20-24
85%
Yes
 
Yes
15%
No
 
No

25-30
86%
Yes
 
Yes
14%
No
 
No

31-34
88%
Yes
 
Yes
12%
No
 
No

35+
87%
Yes
 
Yes
13%
No
 
No
86%
Yes
 
Yes
14%
No
 
No
FEB 12. 2019
How many people in your family have missed secondary school?
37,721 responded out of 39,436 polled
Female
42%
A. 1-2
 
A. 1-2
29%
B. 3-4
 
B. 3-4
13%
C. 5-10
 
C. 5-10
16%
D. More than 10
 
D. More than 10

Male
48%
A. 1-2
 
A. 1-2
30%
B. 3-4
 
B. 3-4
11%
C. 5-10
 
C. 5-10
12%
D. More than 10
 
D. More than 10
0-14
49%
A. 1-2
 
A. 1-2
31%
B. 3-4
 
B. 3-4
10%
C. 5-10
 
C. 5-10
10%
D. More than 10
 
D. More than 10

15-19
50%
A. 1-2
 
A. 1-2
26%
B. 3-4
 
B. 3-4
11%
C. 5-10
 
C. 5-10
13%
D. More than 10
 
D. More than 10

20-24
47%
A. 1-2
 
A. 1-2
29%
B. 3-4
 
B. 3-4
11%
C. 5-10
 
C. 5-10
13%
D. More than 10
 
D. More than 10

25-30
45%
A. 1-2
 
A. 1-2
30%
B. 3-4
 
B. 3-4
11%
C. 5-10
 
C. 5-10
13%
D. More than 10
 
D. More than 10

31-34
41%
A. 1-2
 
A. 1-2
32%
B. 3-4
 
B. 3-4
12%
C. 5-10
 
C. 5-10
14%
D. More than 10
 
D. More than 10

35+
41%
A. 1-2
 
A. 1-2
31%
B. 3-4
 
B. 3-4
13%
C. 5-10
 
C. 5-10
15%
D. More than 10
 
D. More than 10
46%
A. 1-2
 
A. 1-2
29%
B. 3-4
 
B. 3-4
11%
C. 5-10
 
C. 5-10
13%
D. More than 10
 
D. More than 10
FEB 12. 2019
What is the main reason that children don't go to secondary school?
42,775 responded out of 44,321 polled
Female
12%
A. Low grades
 
A. Low grades
74%
B. Lack of money
 
B. Lack of money
4%
C. Limited secondary places
 
C. Limited secondary places
11%
D. Other
 
D. Other

Male
11%
A. Low grades
 
A. Low grades
73%
B. Lack of money
 
B. Lack of money
7%
C. Limited secondary places
 
C. Limited secondary places
9%
D. Other
 
D. Other
0-14
20%
A. Low grades
 
A. Low grades
69%
B. Lack of money
 
B. Lack of money
5%
C. Limited secondary places
 
C. Limited secondary places
5%
D. Other
 
D. Other

15-19
14%
A. Low grades
 
A. Low grades
70%
B. Lack of money
 
B. Lack of money
5%
C. Limited secondary places
 
C. Limited secondary places
11%
D. Other
 
D. Other

20-24
11%
A. Low grades
 
A. Low grades
73%
B. Lack of money
 
B. Lack of money
6%
C. Limited secondary places
 
C. Limited secondary places
10%
D. Other
 
D. Other

25-30
10%
A. Low grades
 
A. Low grades
75%
B. Lack of money
 
B. Lack of money
6%
C. Limited secondary places
 
C. Limited secondary places
9%
D. Other
 
D. Other

31-34
10%
A. Low grades
 
A. Low grades
75%
B. Lack of money
 
B. Lack of money
7%
C. Limited secondary places
 
C. Limited secondary places
8%
D. Other
 
D. Other

35+
12%
A. Low grades
 
A. Low grades
71%
B. Lack of money
 
B. Lack of money
9%
C. Limited secondary places
 
C. Limited secondary places
7%
D. Other
 
D. Other
11%
A. Low grades
 
A. Low grades
73%
B. Lack of money
 
B. Lack of money
6%
C. Limited secondary places
 
C. Limited secondary places
10%
D. Other
 
D. Other
FEB 12. 2019
Please write down what you think is the main barrier (obstacle) to secondary education is:
3,715 responded out of 4,129 polled
lack
school
kusowa
early
kwa
fees
ndi
sukulu
ena
ndalama
mimba
education
secondary
chifukwa
ana
marriages
poverty
peer
money
pressure
ku
kutenga
makolo
children
komanso
schools
parents
motivation
komaso
marriage
girls
pregnancies
pregnancy
ambiri
interest
due
models
role
ali
people
umphawi
kukwatiwa
banja
low
pa
primary
distance
kuti
monga
poor
FEB 12. 2019
Do you think secondary education should be free in Malawi?
41,275 responded out of 42,361 polled
Female
55%
A. Yes
 
A. Yes
35%
B. No
 
B. No
10%
C. Don't know
 
C. Don't know

Male
48%
A. Yes
 
A. Yes
44%
B. No
 
B. No
7%
C. Don't know
 
C. Don't know
0-14
53%
A. Yes
 
A. Yes
35%
B. No
 
B. No
12%
C. Don't know
 
C. Don't know

15-19
58%
A. Yes
 
A. Yes
31%
B. No
 
B. No
10%
C. Don't know
 
C. Don't know

20-24
53%
A. Yes
 
A. Yes
38%
B. No
 
B. No
9%
C. Don't know
 
C. Don't know

25-30
47%
A. Yes
 
A. Yes
46%
B. No
 
B. No
7%
C. Don't know
 
C. Don't know

31-34
45%
A. Yes
 
A. Yes
49%
B. No
 
B. No
6%
C. Don't know
 
C. Don't know

35+
49%
A. Yes
 
A. Yes
46%
B. No
 
B. No
5%
C. Don't know
 
C. Don't know
51%
A. Yes
 
A. Yes
41%
B. No
 
B. No
8%
C. Don't know
 
C. Don't know
FEB 12. 2019
What are the main challenges facing secondary schools?
38,230 responded out of 39,419 polled
Female
16%
A. Not enough teachers
 
A. Not enough teachers
13%
B. Limited text books
 
B. Limited text books
5%
C. Limited classrooms
 
C. Limited classrooms
3%
D. Limited desks
 
D. Limited desks
62%
E. All of the above
 
E. All of the above

Male
16%
A. Not enough teachers
 
A. Not enough teachers
12%
B. Limited text books
 
B. Limited text books
6%
C. Limited classrooms
 
C. Limited classrooms
3%
D. Limited desks
 
D. Limited desks
64%
E. All of the above
 
E. All of the above
0-14
28%
A. Not enough teachers
 
A. Not enough teachers
14%
B. Limited text books
 
B. Limited text books
6%
C. Limited classrooms
 
C. Limited classrooms
3%
D. Limited desks
 
D. Limited desks
49%
E. All of the above
 
E. All of the above

15-19
16%
A. Not enough teachers
 
A. Not enough teachers
16%
B. Limited text books
 
B. Limited text books
6%
C. Limited classrooms
 
C. Limited classrooms
4%
D. Limited desks
 
D. Limited desks
58%
E. All of the above
 
E. All of the above

20-24
16%
A. Not enough teachers
 
A. Not enough teachers
13%
B. Limited text books
 
B. Limited text books
5%
C. Limited classrooms
 
C. Limited classrooms
3%
D. Limited desks
 
D. Limited desks
62%
E. All of the above
 
E. All of the above

25-30
15%
A. Not enough teachers
 
A. Not enough teachers
11%
B. Limited text books
 
B. Limited text books
5%
C. Limited classrooms
 
C. Limited classrooms
2%
D. Limited desks
 
D. Limited desks
66%
E. All of the above
 
E. All of the above

31-34
16%
A. Not enough teachers
 
A. Not enough teachers
10%
B. Limited text books
 
B. Limited text books
6%
C. Limited classrooms
 
C. Limited classrooms
3%
D. Limited desks
 
D. Limited desks
65%
E. All of the above
 
E. All of the above

35+
16%
A. Not enough teachers
 
A. Not enough teachers
11%
B. Limited text books
 
B. Limited text books
6%
C. Limited classrooms
 
C. Limited classrooms
3%
D. Limited desks
 
D. Limited desks
65%
E. All of the above
 
E. All of the above
16%
A. Not enough teachers
 
A. Not enough teachers
13%
B. Limited text books
 
B. Limited text books
5%
C. Limited classrooms
 
C. Limited classrooms
3%
D. Limited desks
 
D. Limited desks
63%
E. All of the above
 
E. All of the above
FEB 12. 2019
What are the main benefits of secondary education?
39,682 responded out of 41,275 polled
Female
18%
A. Literacy and numeracy
 
A. Literacy and numeracy
37%
B. Job opportunities
 
B. Job opportunities
10%
C. Delaying marriage
 
C. Delaying marriage
29%
D. Economic development
 
D. Economic development
5%
E. Other
 
E. Other

Male
23%
A. Literacy and numeracy
 
A. Literacy and numeracy
34%
B. Job opportunities
 
B. Job opportunities
7%
C. Delaying marriage
 
C. Delaying marriage
30%
D. Economic development
 
D. Economic development
6%
E. Other
 
E. Other
0-14
15%
A. Literacy and numeracy
 
A. Literacy and numeracy
44%
B. Job opportunities
 
B. Job opportunities
7%
C. Delaying marriage
 
C. Delaying marriage
26%
D. Economic development
 
D. Economic development
8%
E. Other
 
E. Other

15-19
15%
A. Literacy and numeracy
 
A. Literacy and numeracy
38%
B. Job opportunities
 
B. Job opportunities
9%
C. Delaying marriage
 
C. Delaying marriage
30%
D. Economic development
 
D. Economic development
8%
E. Other
 
E. Other

20-24
22%
A. Literacy and numeracy
 
A. Literacy and numeracy
34%
B. Job opportunities
 
B. Job opportunities
8%
C. Delaying marriage
 
C. Delaying marriage
28%
D. Economic development
 
D. Economic development
7%
E. Other
 
E. Other

25-30
23%
A. Literacy and numeracy
 
A. Literacy and numeracy
34%
B. Job opportunities
 
B. Job opportunities
8%
C. Delaying marriage
 
C. Delaying marriage
30%
D. Economic development
 
D. Economic development
5%
E. Other
 
E. Other

31-34
19%
A. Literacy and numeracy
 
A. Literacy and numeracy
37%
B. Job opportunities
 
B. Job opportunities
7%
C. Delaying marriage
 
C. Delaying marriage
32%
D. Economic development
 
D. Economic development
4%
E. Other
 
E. Other

35+
19%
A. Literacy and numeracy
 
A. Literacy and numeracy
35%
B. Job opportunities
 
B. Job opportunities
6%
C. Delaying marriage
 
C. Delaying marriage
36%
D. Economic development
 
D. Economic development
4%
E. Other
 
E. Other
21%
A. Literacy and numeracy
 
A. Literacy and numeracy
35%
B. Job opportunities
 
B. Job opportunities
8%
C. Delaying marriage
 
C. Delaying marriage
30%
D. Economic development
 
D. Economic development
6%
E. Other
 
E. Other
FEB 12. 2019
What do you think are the benefits of secondary education? (open text)
2,045 responded out of 2,308 polled
ndi
ku
munthu
education
mwayi
kupeza
ntchito
kuti
knowledge
secondary
college
komaso
komanso
umbuli
helps
dziko
university
kukhala
wa
can
zinthu
maphunziro
ubwino
umakhala
people
sukulu
one
development
pa
za
muthu
zambiri
job
kudziwa
literacy
mwai
help
life
bwino
tertiary
go
know
school
zina
zomwe
kutukula
level
umatha
ana
economic

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