Zodiak Broadcasting Corporation (ZBS) owner, Gospel Kazako has bemoaned the dwindling standards of education in the country, and called for urgent redress of the situation.
Kazako’s sentiments have also been echoed by the Minister of Education, Emmanuel Fabiano.
The Zodiak boss has since hailed the direction his company has taken by partnering with National Spell Masters, making ZBS radio and television official broadcasters of Spelling Bee competition.
He described the Spelling Bee competition as one of the initiatives ZBS has adopted to help improve the country’s education standards.
”Malawi needs educated people. It is our wish to contribute to the quality of education in Malawi. It’s disappointing that the standards of education have gone down,” lamented Kazako.
The media mogul cited several factors contributing to the dwindling education standards, which include not well-trained teachers and salary delays among others.
”Uneducated nation is a recipe for bad future; the future belongs to the youth, it is therefore important to educat this generation”.
ZBS, according to Kazako, is planning of taking the Spelling Bee competition to all rural areas, adding the programme will help to encourage young people take education seriously.
And Minister of Education, Emmanuel Fabiano while concurring with Kazako, hailed the competition as one of the initiatives to help promote reading culture among the youth.
”This programme will contribute to the growth of education in this country. Young people will be inspired to read more, which in end improve the reading culture,” said Fabiano.
Spelling Bee Competition fourth Season is expected to to start once school holiday is over with ZBS to broadcast the programme.