Malawi govt set aside $2m for mobile science labs

Malawi has set aside $2 million from the Sector Wide Approach (SWAP) to purchase over 200 science mobile laboratories and the kits for the 2015 to 2016 academic year.

Vincent Ghambi, Deputy Minister of Education and Science and Technology:  Malawi plans new science curriculum-pic by Lisa Vintulla
Vincent Ghambi, Deputy Minister of Education and Science and Technology: Malawi plans new science curriculum-pic by Lisa Vintulla

Deputy Minister of Education, Science and Technology, Vincent Ghambi said Thursday that the country is preparing to implement the new science curriculum which is starting next year.

“The mobile laboratories will be distributed to individual Community Day Secondary Schools (CDSS) while some will be distributed in district clusters to be shared by three to four schools,” he said.

Currently, he said, the ministry has started procurement of the mobile science laboratories and the kits.

The government through the ministry announced the compulsory offering of science subjects in secondary schools but later suspended it due to what it said was logistical problems.

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