Students selected to pursue their studies in all government funded Teacher Training Colleges (TTC) will start paying school fees effective 2015/2016 Academic Year.
The Malawi Government through Ministry of Education, Science and Technology has introduced school fees in TTCs following the upward revision of school fees at various levels of education and abolition of policy of sponsoring students selected to Pubic Universities and Domasi College of Education in order to achieve cost sharing.
Secretary for Education, Science and Technology, Lonely Magreta, said students in Teacher Training Colleges will now be required to pay K105,000 fees per per year unlike in the previous years when they were not required to pay any fees. Instead of paying fees, they were receiving an allowance of K1,500 per month.
“The K105,000 fees per year per student is a mere 20% contribution to the actual cost of training” she said, “The K105,000 is actually lower than what other students pay for similar teacher training programmes which are offered by DAPP which charges K156,000 per student per year and no upkeep allowances are paid to the students.”
However, Magreta said when the students will be conducting teaching practice during their second year of training , they will be entitled to an allowance of K20,000 per month which Government will be obligated to provide.
Like all arrangements made to all Needy Students selected to pursue courses at both Public and Private Universities and colleges, TCC students will have to apply for either loans or bursaries from the recently introduced Higher Education Students’ Loans and Grants which are being managed and administered by Higher Education Students’ Loans and Grants Board.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :