Japan Ambassador to Malawi Shuichiro Nishioka has announced that his government has released 1.8 billion yen (about K6.3 billion) for the Expansion of selected community day secondary school in the country.
The projects will be benefit schools in Chiradzulu, Dedza, Ntheu, Kasungu, Lilongwe, and Zomba in which 11 secondary schools will be expanded and improve.
According to the Education Management Information System statistics of 2014, Malawi has about 1,000 public secondary schools, most of which have difficulties in providing basic secondary education because of shortage and deteriorated state of learning materials and infrastructure.
“Inorder to address this gap, my government is providing Malawi with a grant approximately 1.8 billion Japanese Yen to support in the re-construction and expansion of 11 selecfted schools,” said Nishioka.
He said the project would specifically facilitate the construction of administration blocks, library and classrooms, laboratories, multi-purpose halls, teachers’ houses, ground water supply system, photovoltaic power generation system and procurement of school furniture and laboratory equipment.
“Japan is committed to support the education sector for Malawi. In our assistance package for Malawi, we have identified secondary school education as one of its key priority areas,” he said.
The Ambassador has since called on all stakeholders to dedicate themselves and work together in implementing the project and reaffirmed that Japan would continue supporting the development of Malawi.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :