By Emma Zawanda
The Dowa Children’s Parliament has called on government to improve the education system with emphasis on provision of critical resources required to achieve quality education.
Speaking on Wednesday, Dowa Central West representative Pauline Charles asked for more qualified teachers in Dowa district including Dzaleka refugee camp.
"Although the country trains a lot of teachers, schools keep on having shortage of human resource," noted Charles.
According to Charles, primary and secondary schools in Dowa district are facing a shortage of learning materials and quality infrastructure including school blocks and laboratories.
she said,"at Dowa Secondary School, about Four Hundred students share a single school block and attending classes in shifts has led to rise in dropout rates."
She then challenged government to add more practical subjects to the curriculum in a drive to move away from theory based education.