CSQBE Warns of Missed Opportunity
Written by Grace Khombe Monday, 17 October 2011 08:48
BLANTYRE: The Civil Society Coalition for Quality Basic Education has warned that unless stakeholders effectively implement the national education sector plan, the country will not meet education for all goals by 2015.
Chairperson of Coalition Mrs. Emily Banda was reacting to a recent MDGs report which indicated that the education sector has numerous challenges that are likely to hinder Malawi from achieving EFA goals.
Inadequate qualified teachers, shortage of boarding schools for girls, long distances to schools and lack of female teachers in rural schools are some of the challenges rocking the education sector.
Mrs. Banda said it is sad to note that the sector continues to face such challenges in spite of increased allocation in the past years.
Mrs. Banda said these are challenges that are likely to fail Malawi achieve Education for all goals by 2015.
She however said effective implementation of National Education sector Plan will enable the country to make some strides towards EFA goals.
According to Mrs. Banda said the national education sector plan is emphasizing the need to effectively evaluate and record all budget allocations and all projects in the sector.
The plan also stresses the need to deploy more female teachers in rural areas to act as role models to girls’ inoder to promote girl child education.
The report also shows Malawi is lagging behind on gender issues and poverty eradication. - Zodiak Online
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