Malawi Launches Construction of Five China-Aided Community Colleges

1 week 1 day ago

By Trouble Ziba

Zomba — Government finally launched the construction of the five community technical colleges on Saturday in Traditional Authority Nkagula in Zomba which will be constructed across the country to the tune of K8.9 billion.

The technical colleges will be built under the China- Aided Project for Malawi Community Technical Colleges in Mzimba, Ntcheu, Zomba, Mulanje and Nsanje districts.

Speaking during the official laying of the Foundation Stone of Sakata Community Technical College in Zomba-Nsondole, Minister of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development, Grace Chiumia, said with the youth comprising about 70 per cent of Malawi's population, the only way to empower them was to train them in various skills.



Equal Education calls on Ramaphosa to get involved in fixing schools

3 weeks 6 days ago
This follows decision by Concourt not to hear education department’s appeal against norms and standards judgment

By Saam Niami Jalinous

Photo of children defecating in field
Young children use a field as a toilet at Ntshingeni Senior Primary near Cofimvaba in the Eastern Cape. Equal Education wants schools like this to be fixed. Photo: Yamkela Ntshongwana

The Constitutional Court has turned down the Department of Basic Education (DBE) appeal against the landmark Norms and Standards case brought by Equal Education - and the education lobbying group is now demanding that President Cyril Ramaphosa gets involved.

The case originated when the DBE set Norms and Standards for South African school infrastructure in 2013, and provided its own deadline to fix the infrastructure standards by 2016, which it failed to meet. Equal Education campaigned against the missed deadline and when the DBE failed to engage Equal Education, it took the department to court. Equal Education originally won the case in the Bhisho High Court July 2018.

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