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Friends of Sattar family’s Bursary rescues 19 Chitukula CDSS’ female learners from early marriages

Friends of Sattar family’s Bursary rescues 19 Chitukula CDSS’ female learners from early marriages

Education
About 25 learners from Chitukula Community Day Secondary School (CDSS) in the rural Lilongwe have been rescued from being chased out the institution following paying of their fees, thanks to Friends of Sattar’s Family Fund, able hand. Out of 25 learners who were in the verge of dropping school, 19 are girls. Tembo (in Yellow) handing over fees in cash to Chitukula CDSS bursarThe support comes amid huge drop outs at the school as many female learners are opting for early marriages. According to the fund’s team leader Lumbani Tembo, school management approached them after a number of learners were not reporting for classes due to school fees. Speaking on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 after handing over the fees in cash that the paid school fees will cover students’ education life c...
School Feeding Programme Reducing Dropout

School Feeding Programme Reducing Dropout

Education
Authorities and some parents in Chikwawa have touted the School Feeding Programme (SFP) as a catalyst for higher primary school enrolment and a key factor in reducing the challenge of learners dropping out of school in the district. A visit to Chilongoma Primary School unveiled that the provision of soy porridge to the learners improves not only learners’ nutrition but also their punctuality for classes. On a material day, we found the learners already at the institution as early as 6:30 am. One of the pupils at the school, Carlos Welezi, told MBC Online that attending classes on an empty stomach is a great challenge to a learner. He recalls a time when he underwent that experience and said his performance in class was compromised. “Before the introduction of the School Feeding P...
Alezi apepha maphunziro ku Chikwawa.

Alezi apepha maphunziro ku Chikwawa.

Education
Wolemba: Grecium Gama. Kusowekera kwa maphunziro kwa aphunzitsi amkomba phala m'boma la Chikwawa kukulowesa maphunzirowa pansi. Izi zadziwika pamene bungwe la Community forum Organisation Limagawa mabuku komanso zoseweretsa ana ankomba phala m'sukulu za Chisomo Namabvu ndi Mulambe Community-Based Childcare Centre zomwe zikupezeka m'dera la mfumu yaikulu Mulilima komanso Katunga Poyakhulapo mlangizi wochokera ku offisi yoona chisamaliro cha anthu bomalo , Lysan Mangasanja anati m'sukulu zambiri zikusowekera nthandizo la ndalama zogulira zithu monga mabuku komanso zithu zina zofunikira m'sukuluzo. Iye anati aphunzitsi ambiri m'bomalo alibe lutso kapena upangiri wophunzitsira ana . "Tipephe mabungwe komanso anthu akufuna kwabwino kuti abwere azaphunzitse aphuzitsiwa m'chol...
FODEMA Challenges learners to remain in school

FODEMA Challenges learners to remain in school

Education
By Wanja Gama Jnr Lack of role models, cultural practices, and unemployment have been singled out as the major factors contributing to the high dropout rate among students in the country's secondary and primary schools. The sentiments have been made when Focus on Developing Mother Africa(FODEMA)awarded outstanding learners in primary and secondary schools with learning materials and sugar to motivate them to work hard in class. In an interview, Executive Director for FODEMA Mark Kampira said the survey they conducted in the country showed that most children see no value in education. "Most of the girls opt for marriages instead of continuing with education because they don't see people doing well with education in their localities hence lack of role model and motivational spee...
JCE EXAMS START ON A GOOD NOTE

JCE EXAMS START ON A GOOD NOTE

Education
Junior Certificate of Education examinations have started on a good note this morning. A total of 159 thousand 946 candidates are sitting for the examinations up from 135 thousand 619 students last year, representing a 17.9 percent increase. Minister of Education, Agnes Nyalonje, told the media that she has received reports that all schools received examination materials on time. She said this after inspecting the commencement of exams at Kamuzu Palace CDSS in the capital, Lilongwe. Nyalonje however expressed dismay after observing that some students are writing examinations on chairs instead of desks and she has since ordered authorities to ensure all students have desks this afternoon.
JCE Exams Start

JCE Exams Start

Education
Junior Certificate of Education examinations have started this morning in various secondary schools across the country. A total of 159, 946 candidates are sitting for this year's examinations compared to 135 619 who sat for last year's JCE exams. Meanwhile, Minister of Education, Agnes Nyalonje is at Kamuzu Palace CDSS in Lilongwe to appreciate how the examinations have commenced.
PRISAM calls on private schools to register with MoE for quality education provision

PRISAM calls on private schools to register with MoE for quality education provision

Education
By Benadetta C. Mia Private schools Association of Malawi-PRISAM has called on private owned schools to register with the Ministry of Education to spearhead quality education service provision. Amon Jason Ntafya-President for PRISAM-made the call during an interface meeting with private school officials from Bangwe township in Blantyre. Ntafya said most private schools currently in operation, are not registered with the Ministry of Education and a number of them do not have MANEB centers. “We want to mobilize private schools to register with the Ministry of Education Science and Technology, because only then will they be able to take up on concerns being raised at the moment.As PRISAM, our aim is to uplift small schools and help them grow, so once they are members, we will hel...
212 Street Kids Withdrrawn From Schools due to lack of school fees

212 Street Kids Withdrrawn From Schools due to lack of school fees

Education
There are fears that 212 street connected children may be withdrawn from their perspective secondary schools due to lack of school fees. Minister of Gender, Community Development and Social Welfare Patricia Kaliati made the disclosure during her ministerial statement delivered in parliament on Tuesday. According to Kaliati k38.8 Million is urgently needed in order to settle the fees balances for the children. In an interview with MIJ Online Kaliati called on all well-wishers to help her ministry in raising funds for the school fees, bearing in mind that these children have a right for a bright future also. Currently, One Step Foundation, an Organization that looks into the welfare of the Street connected children in Malawi is having a fundraising event in City City, Capital ho...
MPS AND DMI IN CAPACITY-BUILDING PARTNERSHIP

MPS AND DMI IN CAPACITY-BUILDING PARTNERSHIP

Education
The Malawi Prison Service has entered into a partnership with DMI St. John The Baptist University that will help in capacity building and training of the department's officers. Through the agreement, spouses of prison officers will also be allowed to attain education through DMI. In return, students who have completed their education at DMI University will also have a chance to get an internship at Malawi Prison Service. Commissioner of Prisons Responsible for Administration, Clement Kainja, said the agreement has come at the right time when the department is undergoing reforms. "The Prison Department can only achieve these reforms if it has competent staff. Competent staff performance is essential in fulfilling the governmentdevelopment agenda including Malawi 2063," he said....
Kasoz Donates To Learners In Chimwala Zone

Kasoz Donates To Learners In Chimwala Zone

Education
By Prince Chimwala Business man Hamid Kasoz on Monday donated pens and rulers to some learners in Chimwala Zone. Kasoz donated to Standard eight learners who will be sitting for their Primary School Leaving Certificate of Education in eight primary schools. Speaking during the function, Kasoz said he donated to the learners not because he has more but to encourage the learners to work hard. "I want to encourage you all not to fear exams but rather face them. Remember what your teachers have been teaching you all along. It's my prayer that you all pass the exams to National Secondary Schools so that Chimwala should be an area of educated people. Top two learners (boy and girl) who will make it to National Secondary School will be under my sponsorship. As for teachers, every grade A a...