The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology on Wednesday launched the National Education Standards and Service Charter aimed at improving education standards in the country.
Speaking during the launch, Minister of Education, Science and Technology Dr. Emmanuel Fabiano said the education standards and the service charter would ensure that every student in the country is getting better education regardless of where they live.
Fabiano explained that the standards would also provide an accessible roadmap for the schools, teachers, parents and students with a clear and realistic goals.
“The standards would therefore support the achievement of the National Education Sector Plan (NESP) Goals which are access and equity, quality and relevance, governance and management,” he said.
He said the standards also identifies key features which are ingredients for bringing about the best expected outcomes for students, the teachers process, effective leadership and management in schools.
The education standards, Fabiano said would enable the youth prepare better their lives as citizens, parents and workers thereby contributing effectively to the national socio-economic development.
The minister urged all stakeholders in the education sector to use the national education standards in their service delivery.
“I am aware that the standards may be used flexibly for different purposes and by different stakeholders. I would like therefore to emphasise that the main use of the standards in individual schools is to guide schools in self-evaluation identify strengths and weaknesses and decide on improvements to be made.
The theme of the National Education Standards is “Raising Education Standards in Malawi.