Chakwera promises quality education from pre-school

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) presidential hopeful Lazarous Chakwera has promised Malawians of quality and standard education systems from pre-school to university.

Speaking to thousands of people at Mayani ground in Dedza on Sunday when he held a political campaign rally, Chakwera said investing in children and education is key to the country’s economic growth.

“We in the Malawi Congress Party are going to invest in pre-school education to prepare our young one  for fruitful primary school up to the university,” said Chakwera.

Chakwera addressing supporters in Dedza
Chakwera addressing supporters in Dedza

He pledged that the MCP government would employ more teachers and give them good remuneration package.

Chakwera said the current education system is not fit for purpose, saying his MCP government will put emphasise on a quantitative and qualitative change in the education.

He noted that the teacher-pupil ratios are very poor and the country also suffer from chronic under-investment in quality teacher training and professional development.

“We will have an all-round approach to revamp the education sector. For example, we are targeting that after four years, we should build enough classrooms to make sure that no child should learn under a tree, reduce the pupil-teacher ratio and provide with then all necessary equipment for all subjects.”

Chakwera said MCP will promote students specialization according to everyone’s talent.

“I believe that if a student fails in some subjects does not mean that he is ignorant, he or she need to be empowered according to his talent, so we will make sure that he go further with education basing on that area he knows best,” he said.

Chakwera further promised that MCP will also aggressively invest in the vocational training “to absorb and give necessary skills to our youths after finishing their secondary education. This is the core that will drive our economy.”

Before that rally, Chakwera had a whistle stop tour along the way where he shared his vision in agriculture, economy and many sectors.

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