‘Providing solutions to challenges affecting the education sector’ say Malawi CSOs – Malawi Nyasa Times
The Deputy Director of Teacher Training and Development at the Ministry of Education, Rose Kalizang’oma, has urged civil society organizations (CSOs) to come up with their own solutions to the challenges affecting education transformation in the Malawi.
Kalizang’oma said the government is already doing its part, among others, by increasing the budget allocation to the Ministry of Education and courting donors and development partners to fund and implement various projects in the education sector. education.
She spoke on Friday in Lilongwe at a policy advocacy meeting on transformative education, which the Civil Society Education Coalition (CSEC) and its collaborating partners convened to discuss challenges affecting the education.
The meeting brought together dozens of education stakeholders to discuss issues stipulated in the National Education Sector Investment Plan, focusing in particular on issues of equitable access to education, quality and relevance, governance and management. They will then present their recommendations to the Ministry of Education, compelling it to improve these matters.
Kalizang’oma said it was high time for CSOs to provide solutions, adding that there had been “enough talk” about challenges in the education sector for a long time.
“CSOs monitor education systems and provide guidance in areas they think they can help. So they too have to find practical solutions, the best ways of doing things to help build a better education system in the country.
In doing this, let’s consider the effects of Covid-19 on education, we don’t have the resources to ensure we have enough desks, teachers and infrastructure. We can improve all this with all these CSOs around,” Kalizang’oma said.
In his remarks, CSEC Board Chair Dr. Limbani Nsapato said the meeting was also aimed at generating ideas to contribute to the upcoming United Nations Transformative Education Summit, which will be attended by President Lazarus Chakwera. and Education Minister Agnes NyaLonje.
“As CSOs, we are mobilizing voices to send a clear message that we want the education system to be transformed in terms of ensuring equitable and quality access at all levels and transformative financing,” said said Nsapato.
Other partners who participated in the organization of the meeting include, among others, Rays of Hope, Save the Children, ECD Coalition, Forum for African Women Educationalists and GAYO.
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