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 education compulsory for the first twelve years so that every child in the country attains basic education in line with the development plan Malawi 2063.
While commending the development, Nakhumwa said government should rather turn its focus on addressing challenges rocking primary schools.
"The current status in our schools is very pathetic. We dont have classrooms and adequate teaching and learning materials," said Nankhumwa.
The leader of opposition also called on authorities to resolve a longstanding wrangle with the Teachers Union of Malawi to safeguard the education sector.
Nankhumwa said, "There has been bad blood between the government and the teachers union which needs to be resolved once and for all as it is the students who suffers."