By Malawi Exclusive
Different global partners, through the World Bank, have pumped US$150 million into the Malawi Education Reform Project (MARP), Deputy Minister of Education Monica Changa’na disclosed during the launch of the project on Tuesday.
The deputy minister said quality education is a catalyst of producing human capital for the attainment of human development as enshrined in the Vision 2063. The launch was held at Nakuwawa Primary School in Lilongwe.
Changa’ana said government noted that the primary school sector has been grappling with numerous problems including inadequate classrooms which affected the quality of education in the country. The minister said in view of this President Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera acquired funds amounting to US$150 million from the World Bank for construction of 10, 900 classrooms in 3,553 primary schools in the country.
‘’In view of the above challenges, the Government through the leadership of President Chakwera acquired US$150 million from global partners from the World Bank to expedite the process of expanding access, improving quality and performance of primary school subsector under the Malawi Education Reform Program (MERP),” said the Minister.
Changa’ana disclosed that MERP intends to develop a digital platform for the monitoring of progress for the attainment of school level indicators in all the primary schools in the country
‘’MERP will further develop a digital platform for monitoring progress in the attainment of school level indicators. This is in line with the Ministry’s aspirations to promote data driven decision making process,” said Changa’na.
The three-year projects align with President Chakwera’s vision of attaining a progress society.