ILO to use Malawi a model for community colleges

The International Labour Organization (ILO) has said that it plans to use Malawi as a model in Africa for the establishment and implementation of community colleges.

ILO Director General Assistant Director General also Regional Director for Africa Aeneas Chapinga Chuma told journalists in the capital Lilongwe  after expressing the organisation’s commitment to President Peter Mutharika at Kamuzu Palace.

She said that ILO  is keen on working with Malawi in implementing the community colleges concept.

ILO official met Mutharika to express their committment

ILO official met Mutharika to express their committment

“We would like to use Malawi as a model in Africa that economic growth can easily be achieved when jobs have been created for the people,” he said.

Community Colleges will start in October, this year using the existing Community Day Secondary School Colleges, he said.

In these colleges, he explained, the youths will be trained in community-driven technical skills, entrepreneurship and other relevant technical expertise.

Establishing Community Colleges is one of Mutharika’s dreams to provide skills training and development to the youths in rural areas to curb unemployment.

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