Malawi’s Technical, Entrepreneurial and Vocational and Training (TEVET) has said selection of pre-apprentices still remains extremely low as there fewer colleges in the country that offer technical and vocational training.
TEVET is, however, banking on government’s promise to establish 28 Community Colleges to increase access to technical, entrepreneurial and vocational education and training for the out-of-school youths and adults who fail to make it to formal TEVET institutions due to limited capacity and restrictive requirements.
Meanwhile, TEVET has released names of 1,283 pre-apprentices who have been selected to seven public and nine private technical and vocational colleges, representing 889 males and 394 females.
“Trainees selected to both public and private institutions are requested to report to their respective colleges on Monday 12 January, 2015.
“A grace period of one week until 19 January 2015 has been granted. Trainees who fail to report by the stipulated deadline will have their places declared vacant,” said TEVET Public Relations officer, Lewis Msasa.
According to him, 9,148 applications were received and out of which 2,340 were females and 6,808 were males.
Out of this 5,322 were shortlisted and only 2,361 turned for interviews.
“The 1,283, therefore, represent 54.3 percent of the total candidates who sat for the examinations. A total of 28 Persons with Disability applied and nine have been selected, representing 32 percent of the total Persons with Disability who applied,” said Msasa.
The list of successful trainees can be found at any District Educational Managers Office, District Labour Office, TEVET Desk Officer, all Technical Colleges and Regional TEVET Service Centres.
“The TEVET Authority is advising selected trainees on day release to seek information regarding lodging facilities from their respective technical colleges,” he added.