Japan releases K6.3bn towards education development in Malawi

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.

Shuichiro Nishioka

Shuichiro Nishioka: Japan to support Malawi education sector

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.

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why excluding north

Only six districts have been mentioned and 11 sec schools to benefit but we don’t know whether the 11 are in the six districts or some are in other unmentioned districts. I agree with comments which say the North should also have been considered at least on district. It is not the Japanese who choose the schools to benefit, it is our govt officials especially minister or cabinet. So it is important that the whole country benefits by ensuring that at least all three regions are covered when allocating dev money from donors. So here at least the North should… Read more »
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Malawi stop been idiots and tribalists. The schools were chosen based on need. There are other projects supporting sec schools in the North. Per capta, the north has more sec schools than the south or center, and most of their schools are in shape. I work at Ministry of education- no one from the north, even those in Northern education NGOS can dispute this fact.


Thank u Japan, however, we have got reservations, i being a southerner I now realise why the north make alot of noise. Plz try to distribute resources equally in order to balance the equation. Plz reverse othertwise we must learn something better for the north


change the whole rubbish education system

Extend these projects to our brothers and sisters in the north If we continue BIAS in resources like this GOD will be angry and will send floods again to wipe them away Lets change our mentality and ways of doing things please !

I come from Mzimba and I know one community Sec school( Mzoma ) which is benefiting under this program. The question may be should be how many school in the region.


SHUISHILO my best friend,ask the one who was choosing these school say’why not one in the north are bias?’pliz tel me what u have been told.Gud job japan yen.

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