By Kenson McCloud
The American government says it has committed MWK102 Billion towards expansion and promotion of the National Reading Program for the next 5 years, targeting 4 million learners in lower classes.
US Ambassador to Malawi, David Young made the disclosure on Tuesday in Dowa during the commemoration of International Literacy Day.
Young told Timveni Online that there is need for huge investment in reading materials in order to inculcate the reading culture among young boys and girls.
Young observed that there is a crisis of education attainment and literacy at lower grades which is affecting the country’s potential to reach its development goals hence the interventions.
Meanwhile, secretary in the ministry of education, Chikondano Mussa has said the government has devised different efforts to enhance citizen’s acquisition of foundational educational skills.
Among other things, Mussa said the ministry has put in place a policy direction for best teachers in primary schools to be allocated in lower grades to help students learn reading at a tender age.