President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika’s administration takes the education sector as one of its key priority areas that can significantly improve the socio-economic wellbeing of the country.
Since 2014, about 35, 000 primary school teachers have been recruited and deployed across the country with the aim of improving basic education.
Further, construction of three modern Teacher Training Colleges is currently underway in Rumphi, Mchinji and Chikwawa due for completion by 2020.
On basic education infrastructure, 200 classrooms and facilities such as teachers’ houses have been constructed with a further 286 more classrooms under construction across the country.
In secondary education, the Mutharika administration has recruited, promoted and upgraded about 2,500 teachers as well as constructing girls’ hostels, laboratories and library blocks in the country.
This has been supplemented by the increase in bursary and cash transfer schemes to needy secondary schools to ensure that everyone has access to education regardless of their economic status.
On tertiary education, government has improved and upgraded infrastructure at Chancellor College, the Polytechnic, Mzuzu University and Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, while Mombera University in Mzimba is under construction.
These infrastructures as well as the delinking of colleges under the University of Malawi to become independent universities will enable many more students to access high quality tertiary education.