Chirazulu TTC handed over to govt

Written by  Blessings Kanache

Government says is committed to reducing the teacher pupil ratio in the country in promoting primary education.

Newly opened Chiradzulu TTC Newly opened Chiradzulu TTC


Minister of education science and technology Emmanuel Fabiano was speaking during the official handover to  government of chiradzulu teacher training college.

UNICEF has constructed the college to the tune of over 80 million swiss francs from UNICEF Switzerland.


Fabiano said government is worried that more the teacher pupil ratio hoovers around 79 learners per teacher which he described as unconducive for learning.

'We are concerned, this is the more reason government commends UNICEF for constructing the teacher training college in chiradzulu', he said.

Fabiano said the college will ensure that more teachers are trained to ease the challenge.


"The first intake for the college will be in September this year, and government is optimistic that within the next few years, more teachers will graduate from this college," Fabiano said..

The minister also appealed to other organisations to emulate what UNICEF has done.


UNICEF Switzerland country representative Elsbeth Mueller said people in his country decided to contribute towards constructing this college in Malawi as one way of makaong sure that children learn without difficulties as has been the case in the past.


She said was optimistic that the college will make a difference in as far a improving education in the country.


"UNICEF Switzerland is ready to mobilise more resources tobbe channeled to Malawi to ensure that the education sector is improved in the country".


UNICEF Malawi education specialist Milandu Phokoso said her organisation has construct over 500 schools in the country but realised that one of the areas which suffer is lack of qualified teachers especially in primary school.


"UNICEF Malawi will continue t work with government in ensuring that primary school education is motivational to teachers and learners", she said.

The construction of Chiradzulu teachers training college brings the total number of such institutions in the country to eight.

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