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CSOs COMMENDS NCIC MOVE TO SUSPEND CONTRACTOR ON MZUNI LIBRARY

By Kenson McCloud  Some civil society groups have commended the National Construction Industry Council for suspending construction of Mzuzu University library over the contactor’s failure to fulfil contractual agreements. According to a memo seen by Timveni, the decision follows China State Construction Engineering Corporation’s failure to allocate 30% the work to a local sub-contractor as per […]Read More

ACADEMIC TAKES READING CULTURE TO NEW HEIGHTS

By Franklin Mtambalika  The Centre For Education Development has announced plans to extend its Tiwerenge project to all the country’s 28 districts by June next year. CFED Co-founder Albert Sharra revealed this on Wednesday when he alongside other donors in the initiative toured Bwaila Secondary School in Lilongwe to appreciate how students are faring.  Tiwerenge […]Read More

TEN TO STUDY IN UK UNDER CHEVENING SCHOLARSHIPS

By Kenson McCloud  The British government has awarded 10 bright young men and women Chevening Scholarships to study in the United Kingdom for post graduate degrees in different fields. The Chevening scholarship program, which is funded by London, seeks to promote foreign students with leadership qualities to study at prestigious universities in Britain. Speaking during […]Read More

EDUCATION AUTHORITY CALL FOR FIRM ACTION IN FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19

By Francis Banda  The Ministry of Education has reiterated the need for strict adherence to Covid-19 preventive measures to ensure the pandemic does not affect the education sector. The appeal comes at a time when the country is battling with a third wave of the disease amid public reluctance to observe set guidelines. Speaking to […]Read More

NGO APPEALS FOR INVESTMENT IN READING CULTURE IN MW

By Meclina Chirwa  Lack of investment in education sector has been blamed for contributing to lack of reading culture among learners in the country. Director of operations at World Vision Malawi CharlesChimombo disclosed this during finals of the central region spelling bee competition in Dowa district. Chimombo said the competition, which had 52 competitors and produced 21 […]Read More

STUDENTS CRY OUT LOUD OVER LOANS BOARD BUDGET CUT

By Kenson McCloud  Tertiary students are not happy with the cut in funding to the loans’ board, a situation that could leave many needy students out in the cold.  According to the 2021/2021 proposed national budget, the Higher Education Students’ Loans and Grants Board has been allocated K9.1 Billion, which is K33 Million short from the […]Read More

SAVE THE CHILDREN LAUNCHES 100 DAYS CAMPAIGN TO LOBBY SUPPORT

By Jecina Chikwelete  Save the Children has challenged authorities not to let Covid-19 derail education activities. The charity issued the remarks during its Global launch of 100 Days of Actions campaign in Lilongwe. Save the Children’s Director of Operations Frank Mwafulirwa said the campaign children will speak out on challenges the pandemic has presented on […]Read More

OPPOSITION TIPS GOVT TO INVEST IN INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVT IN PRIMARY

By Kenson McCloud  Government should invest heavily in infrastructural development in primary schools in a drive to improve education standards. This is according to Leader of opposition Kondwani Nakhumwa who says the bad shapes of most primary schools is regrettably leading to poor performance. Nankhumwa was responding to President Lazarus Chakwera pledge to make primary […]Read More

SCHOOL STAKEHOLDERS PRAISE WASH SERVICES FOR UPLIFTING EDUCATION STANDARDS

By Jecina Chikwelete  School authorities and learners have hailed hygiene initiatives being undertaken by Water Aid Malawi as the right step in achieving quality education.  Through the Wash for a Healthy Learning project, toilets and change rooms for girls are being built in selected primary schools.  In an interview  with Timveni, one of the teachers […]Read More

MUBAS DARES GRADUATES TO VENTURE INTO ENTREPRENEURSHIP

By Richard Tiyesi The Malawi University of Business and Applied Sciences, formerly The Polytechnic, has advised graduates to make a difference in society by providing solutions to pressing challenges confronting communities.  Its Principal Nancy Chitera spoke when she presided over the awarding of certificates to 92 electrical installation graduates in Blantyre.  Chitera pointed out that graduates […]Read More