Ministry calls for partnership approach in improving quality of education

Director of Basic Education in the Ministry of Education Science and Technology, Dr Joseph Chimombo has urged stakeholders in the education sector to enhance strong bond of partnership in order to achieve quality of education.

Virginia Kachigunda
Virginia Kachigunda
Dr Chimombo and officials in the ministry of education taking porridge along side children just as a way of showing patriotism
Dr Chimombo and officials in the ministry of education taking porridge along side children just as a way of showing patriotism

Chimombo was speaking in Lilongwe during a Jamboree aimed at celebrating integrated service delivery in education.

The  open day was organised to advocate and celebrate combined efforts and provide a platform  in showcasing Care and Support for Teaching and Learning(CSTL) products and services for easy attainment of the four Sustainable Development Goals which urge countries to “Provide equitable and inclusive quality of education and life long learning opportunities for all.”

Chimombo said the fourth Goal echoes the National Educational Sector Plan 11 and its implementation tool which aims at expanding equitable access to education improved quality and relevance of education.

Malawi is currently facing serious challenges such as lack of adequate teaching and learning materials.

Other problems include lack of teaching and learning materials ie textbooks.

Chimombo said the Jamboree on integrated Service delivery is one way of biggest advocacy Campaign that the Ministry of education organised with support from Southern Africa Development Community(SADC) in the Care and Support for Teaching and Learning Programme.

In her speech, acting School Health Deputy Director, Department of nutrition HIV and Aids, Virginia Kachigunda, said CSTL programme was unanimously adopted by the education Ministers of all SADC at a meeting in Zambia on 4 July 2008.

Kachigunda said CSTL is a multi-Sectoral programme that addresses through the education sectors in SADC Member States, the host of vulnerabilities faced by children and youth that compromise their right to education.

She said the project aims at identifying and accessing vulnerable students.

“We are appealing to stakeholders to help in improving quality of education in the country,” she said.

Malawi joined CSTL Programme from December 2014 and so far 10 Primary Schools and 5 Secondary schools have benefited from the projects.

Key stake holders of the project include teachers, representatives of the Parent-teacher association, Sanitation Committees, and District policy makers.

Currently Seven SADC countries have fully rolled out the project and these include DRC Congo, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Malawi.

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6 years ago

Governments should adopt Lean Thinking to improve results in schools. The book called “Lean Pedagogy” by B. Chibaira which is available online explains how to successfully implement this popular principle in schools to improve results while optimising costs

6 years ago

On the Picture and caption: “Dr Chimombo…. showing patriotism” What is so patriotic with this porridge taking stunt? Can’t u see that this is just PR? If I had powers I would have decreed that no Malawian should never use word “patriotic” again as it has and continues to be misused.

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