Malawi to construct 200 secondary schools to reduce congestion—Msaka

Minister of Education, Science and Technology Bright Msaka says government will soon start constructing 200 secondary schools to reduce congestion in the country’s existing school facilities.

Msaka mark the launch of classroom blocks at Dyeratu Primary School

He said this on Saturday when he officially handed over 180 desks and three classroom blocks at Dyeratu Primary School in Chikwawa District constructed under the Global Partnership in Education and funded by the World Bank through Malawi Education Improvement Project.

Msaka said the secondary schools will help, among other things, to reduce long distances that learners, especially girls, cover to and from school.

He said: “It is my plea to stakeholders and other partners to join hands with government so that we achieve that goal and that the girl child is protected.”

He said once the construction of the secondary schools is completed, every district will have at least seven secondary schools.

On his part, Paramount Chief Lundu of Chikwawa urged traditional leaders to take the lead in supporting the girl child.

He said: “It is our role to develop by-laws that can help ensure that the 50:50 Campaign is achieved.”

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#DzukaniAmalawi
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#DzukaniAmalawi

The US is the sponsor for the building of 200 secondary schools (bricks & mortar) with the whole purpose of miseducating a whole generation so that they’re delinquents in the society they will operate in; at best they will provide manual labour and be of service to those that are owners of factors of production. Honourable Minister, please take the funds and build IT infrastructure and extend free WiFI to all cities, towns and rural trading centres so that students can access education material that is relevant to the world of tomorrow. The Malawi education curriculums so outdated that graduates… Read more »

JJC
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JJC

..And where are the jobs for the rest, that have completed and graduated from different institutions in Malawi?
Let’s not make our beautiful country to turn into “Nigeria” where you have so many educated people and most of them have no jobs….and you know what an intelligent person can do…they start thinking clever way on how to survive, legally or illegally
Then what happens to our nation when all these youths are just idle for too long! It will be a mess for every citizen, if this has not yet started.
Lets think forward… With love from Venice Beach, Los Angeles!

#DzukaniAmalawi
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#DzukaniAmalawi

Its the education system that’s antiquated with curriculum that is 50 years old and certainly behind the curve. Malawi education system is producing irrelevant graduates who can’t be employed. In any case, you can’t have an education system that produces slaves/workers; it needs to produce thinkers who would become entrepreneurs or employers. 1000 graduates cannot compete for shrinking pool of 10 jobs in the marketplace. Malawi needs to revise its curriculum and method of delivering lectures to produce employable graduates or entrepreneurs.

Patrick Mbewe
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Patrick Mbewe

The US govt to construct 200 secondary schools in Malawi should be the heading, awa a DPP ndalama akupasa Karim kuti aziika mma account awo

Andrew
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Andrew

Sailors Chilima told us already about this money for schools. You can not gain credit for it

Achiswe
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Let’s hope the contractors building these schools are more reliable than the one that built the primary school extension that collapsed recently before it could be put to use. Building 200 secondary schools is one thing, furnishing them with desks and teaching materials and providing text books and teachers is another huge expenditure. Let’s not get too carried away before we see the results of this announcement. The expenditure involved is enormous, and one has to wonder where the funds are coming from.

Chemjambe
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Chemjambe

USA Government #Achiswe

Hlabezulu Ngonoonda
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Hlabezulu Ngonoonda

As for contractors, the one who is constructing the new Polytechnic Annex in Blantyre is among SR Nicolas, Roberts Construction and other reputable companies that can put up durable but high quality structures. However, the USA Government should ensure that district councils are not involved in the management of their funds. These local authorities are prone to abuse funds for personal benefit. Just have a look at the properties of the employees in these local authorities amassed since decentralisation was introduced. One would would feel giddy.

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