Ministry of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development says it will roll out a revised TEVET curriculum starting with level 1 from January 2017 in all TEVET training institutions.
According to a press statement issued on Thursday signed by the responsible Minister, Henry Mussa, the revised curriculum is a product of the harmonization of the three curricula that have been offered in the TEVET system all these years.
“The three curricula are the National Trade Test managed and administered by the Ministry of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development; the Malawi Craft and Advanced Craft managed and administered by the Malawi National Examinations Board (MANEB) and the TEVET Qualification Framework managed and administered by the TEVET Authority,” said the minister in the statement.
The Minister indicated that they have merged the three TEVET curricula in response to the industry’s demands as the existence of three parallel qualifications has been causing confusion among TEVET Stakeholders.
“The use of the revised TEVET curriculum in the TEVET system means that one certificate, the Malawi TEVET Certificate, will be awarded to all students who will start training in all public and private technical colleges from 9th January, 2017 onwards.
“Stakeholders should further note that an assessment unit comprising members from the Ministry, TEVET Authority and MANEB will be responsible for assessment and certification of TEVET students being trained based on the revised curriculum.
“The certificates will be issued by Ministry of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development in conjunction with an independent assessment body,” explained the Minister.
He also assured all continuing TEVET students pursuing training using qualifications from the Ministry, MANEB and TEVET Authority that they will finish their training as planned and will be awarded certificates from the bodies they are training with.
“The Ministry further wishes to assure the public that, with assistance from its stakeholders, all important aspects are being taken care of to ensure a smooth transition and smooth implementation of the revised TEVET curriculum,” he added.