University of Malawi (Unima) vice-chancellor John Kalenga Saka has challenged Domasi College of Education (DCE) has called for good collaboration between DCE and Chancellor College to address some of the challenges like sharing of teaching and learning materials.
Presiding over the 20th graduation ceremony of the college, Saka during 20th Graduation Ceremony at the College on Friday, the institution should focus much on research for good quality output and improve education standards in secondary school.
“Assessment must be based on research for good quality human resource in Secondary education,” said Saka.
Out of the 67 graduates, 10 were awarded diplomas in secondary education while 57 got bachelor’s degrees in education (primary school).
Saka said Unima will assist Domasi College in developing research and publication policy, organising workshops and proposal writing and marketing as well as setting up a functional and output-oriented research support unit.
“Education worldwide is seeking new meaning in this century. Knowledge is developing fast and we ought to keep up with the pace so that we are not left behind,” said Saka.
The Secretary for Education Science and Technology, Lonely Magreta who is also Chairperson of the Management Committee of Domasi College of Education (DCE) thanked British Council and Japanese Government for assistance they render towards the college which she said has minimized the challenges including infrastructure development.
Domasi College of Education Acting Principal, Dr. Arnold Mwanza said his needs internet equipment and new library to boost output for the country.
He said there is overgrowing population of students attending courses at the college both residential and non-residential which needs much attention to accommodate them.
Opened in 1993, DCE, an affiliate of the Faculty of Education of Unima’s Chancellor College, has awarded diplomas and degrees in both primary and secondary education to about 7 000 teachers.