Tags : education

STUDENTS HEALTH ENDANGERED BY POOR SANITATION AT CHIMALA

By Meclina Chirwa Lack of adequate water sanitation and hygiene materials is said to be a major challenge hindering education at Chipala primary school in Mgona, Lilongwe. Head teacher of the school Rachael Banda, told Timveni the problem is worsened by the community’s interference and encroachment which is posing a great risk to learners. Banda […]Read More

CONSTRUCTION OF NEW SCHOOLS TO HELP END CHILD MARRIAGES

By Aamon Butao Government has disclosed that the construction of Two Hundred and Fifty secondary schools will help end child marriages. According to Minister of Education Agnes Nyalonje child marriages are a big problem because of unavailability of schools in some areas. Nyalonje said the new secondary schools will also help students develop interest in […]Read More

TEN NEEDY STUDENTS AWARDED WITH SCHOLARSHIPS

By Meclina Chirwa First Lady Monica Chakwera has urged stakeholders to invest in girls’ education in a bid to increase the country’s economic growth. Madam Chakwera made the remarks on Thursday at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe during Plan International Malawi’s presentation of scholarships worth over Eight Million Kwacha to needy students from higher education. According […]Read More

LEARNERS TO TAKE TEXT BOOKS HOME

By Emma Zawanda Minister of Education has urged school authorities to come up with ways to allow learners to take home text books arguing learning does not end in the classroom. Agnes Nyalonje was speaking in Lilongwe on Wednesdy  morning when she officially opened a symposium on National Reading Program. Nyalonje envisioned that pupils should […]Read More

TIMVENI REWARDS OUTSTANDING STUDENTS

By Kenson McCloud Timveni, Child and Youth Media Organization through the 18+ Media Plus Project has donated items worth Two Million Kwacha to three outstanding students from Nankhungo CDSS to assist them in their tertiary education. The two female and male students have been selected to different public universities after excelling with flying colors in […]Read More

JOURNALISTS TASKED TO ENCOURAGE STUDENTS TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL

Reported by Pemphero Malimba  In the wake of full re-opening of schools in the country, journalists in Dedza district have been challenged to support government’s efforts by encouriging students  to go back to school. The Director of Nutrition, HIV and Aids in the ministry of Education Virginia Chikakula Chikakula was speaking this on the sidelines of an […]Read More

KALUMBU STUDENTS RECEIVE DONATIONS

Reported By Jecina Chikwelete With less than Five days remaining before standard eight pupils sit for the Primary School Leaving Certificate examinations, a twenty one year old girl has donated personal protective equipment to standard eight learners at Kalumbu in Lilongwe worthy over three hundred thousand kwacha. Delipher Kalonde,a proffessional designer said she thought of […]Read More

MISMANAGEMENT OF EXAMINATION FEES BY AUTHORITIES ANNOYS EDUCATION ACTIVIST

Reported By Aamon Butao Education Activist Benedicto Kondowe has expressed worry over the increase in cases of mismanagement of examination funds by school authorities. The remarks have come after Timveni reported a story concerning a principal for Saint Kizito private secondary school in Ntandire Township in Lilongwe who is currently at large after collecting examination […]Read More

PRESIDENTIAL TASKFORCE ON COVID-19 DISAPPOINTED WITH PREVENTIVE MEASURES

Reported by Meclina Chirwa The Presidential taskforce on Coivd-19 says it is disappointed with guidelines some schools have set aimed at preventing Covid-19.Co-chairperson of the taskforce Dr John Phuka says it is inappropriate to set a certified negative covid-19 result as a pre-requisite for admission of students.According to Phuka, the mentioned guidelines are not part […]Read More

PRINCIPAL GOES ROGUE WITH STUDENTS MONEY

Reported by Esther Manduwa Over 40 form four students are at risk of not sitting for the Malawi School Certificate of Education Examinations after their principal at Saint Kizito Secondary School in Mtandire township in Lilongwe has gone missing with their examination fees. According to the concerned students, their principal who is only known as […]Read More