EU chides Malawi Govt on fees abolition; says done in hasty

EU chides Malawi Govt on fees abolition; says done in hasty

LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-European Union EU delegation in the country, has said the decision by government to abolish school fees in secondary schools was wrong and was done hastily.

The delegation further said; this is a recipe for low quality education* as schools will not have adequate resources.

EU head of corporate affairs Louis Navaro said the government could have done wider consultations on the matter before coming up with the decision.

“The government should review the decision. The schools are already facing huge challenges to get resources and this decision will just worsen the situation,” he said.

The EU head of corporate affairs said the government should invite all education stakeholders in order to discuss the matter intensely to avert a looming education crisis in secondary schools.

However Msaka Minister of education insists that the decision was sound.

EU is one of the greatest funders in education.

In Malawi, it has built schools, donated books, and even funded the implementation of the current curriculum.

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Unicaf University up for free computer lessons; reaches out 600 sec school leavers

LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-Unicaf University continues to give back to the community by providing computer skills training to recent school leavers in Malawi completely free of charge.

In the months of August, October and November, over 600 high school graduates have attended morning or afternoon sessions of free computer instruction at the state-of-the-art  campus of Unicaf University in Lilongwe.

In a press statement made available to The Maravi Post, the training consists of a theoretical introduction to computers, followed by hands on practice for all trainees at the UUM fully equipped computer lab.

“All participants have found this training exciting and very useful and expressed their gratitude to Unicaf University for providing free computer instruction, to help them improve their IT skills to study at university, or increase their chances of getting better jobs.

After completing their training, all participants received the relevant Certificates of Attendance from the University’s Pro Vice Chancellor Mr Buxton Mpando,” reads statement in part.

According to the statement, the next free computer training session by Unicaf University Malawi will be offered on the 4th, 5th and 6th of December 2018 at the Lilongwe campus.

Interested school leavers are encouraged to book their place by calling the campus reception.

 

 

 

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