MP Emily Chinthu worried with dwindling education standards in Nkhata Bay

Nkhata Bay South member of Parliament (MP) Emily Chinthu Phiri has expressed worry that education standards in the district have gone down in recent years.

Teaching pupils under a tree which is used as their class

Teaching pupils under a tree which is used as their class

She said Nkhata Bay used to be one of the districts that dominated in education performance in the country.

Chinthu said this over the weekend at Kalowa Primary School in the district during a meeting with her constituents.

She said: “We used to produce outstanding results from primary school to secondary school in the past, but what is happening now is worrisome since the results and other indicators are not impressive.”

Asked on the causes of the dwindling standards in education, the MP said there are multiple factors ranging from inadequate resources to learner attitude towards education.

Meanwhile, the MP has courted the Oller Gronhargen Foundation from Germany to help construct four school blocks in six schools and provide desks in the constituency.

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4 thoughts on “MP Emily Chinthu worried with dwindling education standards in Nkhata Bay”

  1. Phiri says:

    1 Maendaenda you have reminded me the days. KANDE SCHOOL was good. Ama Phiri aChinthu akamba umampha ‘there r multiple factors’ mbala, mbandali. Let us, ourselves, reverse the trend.

  2. KAMBWE says:

    NAni ndikol;iyeku nayu Maendaenda number 1…vo wakamba…kwidu ku chituka pa Malenga mzoma xool performance yasika ukongwa chifukwa chambula kunozgya ma sukulu., no encouragement kutuwa kwa wapapi and also achinyamata anandi athawiya ku jobeki…mafumu.chinyaki so muma community secondary xool kasambizilu kasele pasi ukongwa.wana anandi akwidu kuwa akwele muma community kweni muma secondary ngati nkhata-bay, bandawe, Likoma muzaza vana va chewa kutuwa ku nsanje mwana mbwe amusankhiya pa Bandawe… nadi mbunenesa uwu? …

  3. Patriot says:

    Kulije bvuto atero a DPP

  4. maendaenda says:

    Cho chisuzga Ama Chinthu kuchigawa chidu sonu ndi luck of encouragement from the elders mumuzi mwidu! kuza kwa ma lodge ndi ma beach mumphepeti mwanyanja yidu, wampupuka wosi wathawiya u beach vendor instead of going to school chifukwa wapanga tindalama mwaluwiluwi! I remember when I was growing up at Kande, asani term yamala muzi wosi wasonkhananga kwachivwiya mazina ngawana mo wakwele pa KANDE PRIMARY SCHOOL! The guest of honour would be the TA himself Fukamapiri! it used to be a great moment to us students then! we were so encouraged and motivated to see our parents and our TA and the whole village kusonkhana pamoza just kwazivwa ma number ngo tawana takwera! but now, alas! not anymore! wampupuka are no longer motivated to go to school Ama!

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