Malawi re-introduces school inspectors -Minister

Ministry of Education, Science and Technology says it has re-introduced inspectors in the education system in accordance with the education Act of 2013, 20 years after they were abandoned.

Minister of Education, Emmanuel Fabiano

Minister of Education, Emmanuel Fabiano

Education Minister Dr. Emanuel Fabiano made the announcement Wednesday in Lilongwe at the launch of the national education standards and the ministry of education standard charter.

Fabiano said re-introducing inspectors was a necessary move as the introduction of the national education standards would demand provision of effective mechanisms for monitoring, evaluating and enforcing their implementation.

He said the core business of the inspectors will be to ensure that all stakeholders adhere to the education Act of 2013 and the set standards.

“The inspectors will also evaluate performance of students, teachers, schools and management systems to determine the impact of stakeholders’ actions in implementing the standards and promoting national education,” said the Minister.

The ministry abandoned the use of school inspectors 20years ago and introduced Primary Education Advisers (PEAS) who only played an advisory role to teachers a move some education stakeholders blame for the country’s dwindling education standards.

On the launch of the charter, Dr Fabiano observed that for many years Malawi had straggled to articulate her expectations and standards to help students achieve their full potential through education.

He said that it was pleasing to note that the national education standards provide a set of benchmarks of educational experiences and achievements of the students.

“The standard will ensure that every student across the country is getting the best possible education no matter where the student lives,” he said.

Themed ‘Raising education standards in Malawi’, the launch was attended by many education stakeholders who included Ministry of education officials, representatives of civil society, teachers union of Malawi and development partners among others.

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Inspecting children learning under trees. Build schools First before appointing those inspectors. How Do expect the performance in govt schools to improve considering the learning conditions. 21st Centuary and Malawi is still in Stone Age era. Teachers are not motivated at all getting their pay on 62nd day. Yet maphwevuphwevu is the order of the day. Shame.


that is just to create job and share the government cake,Why not training the existing PEAs instead of having such along chain of duplication i. e :head teacher —PEA— CPEA— INSPECTOR —DEM ……………………………………..,

True Malawian

Rules, or inspectors will not correct the situation better build better school blocks, provide better resources like labs and books, build good and decents teacher houses, pay good salaries to teachers and in time. I think the whole minister is missing the point here


What about those teachers that self upgrade themselves when are they to be promoted?……standards start with better conditions first


This is commendable. Another contributing factor to the dwindling education standards in the country is the location of schools. Some schools are in townships such as Zingwangwa, Mbayani, Kawale, Zorozoro, Chinamwali – near bottle stores/pubs or by the road side and hardly have enough space for sporting facilities. Licenses for such institutions should be reviewed and where possible withdrawn until they relocate to appropriate locations conducive for education.


Good move though too late,this should have happened after Muluzi departure.PEAS were corrupted by teachers and heads.


Muluzi anaphwasula zonse atangotenga boma, mapeto ake ndi zimenezidi. Good moe Fabiano, lets hope ziyenda bwino. Komanso ophunzitsa ku DEC adzikhala ma qualified osangoti long service.

Mbolo Sidwala

Who should be inpected here? The inspector wll have his allowance given before going to inspect the teacher who has not received salary months on end, leave grant let alone hardship allowance. Koma Pitala! Anyway, I retired nthawi yo oNgwazi oyamba aja, musova.


first review de curriculum & solve trs’ problems b4 zimenezo.


Good move, go ahead with inspection.

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