Malawi and US partner in promoting girl child education

Mzuzu: Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST) and the United States (US) Government said the promotion of girl child education is crucial for the development of the country

Speaking Thursday during the opening of a girl’s dormitory at Mpherembe Community Day Secondary School (CDSS) in Mzimba, Minister of Education Science and Technology, Bright Msaka said government is committed promoting curbing challenges which girls face in accessing education.

The government knows that many girls face challenges as they strive to excel their education. Some walk long distances to get access to education and makes them drop out of school for marriages.

This is why we are working with United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Save the Children to ensure that more leaners including girls have access to conducive learning environment, he said.

Msaka said to enhance good learning and teaching environment, government would increase teaching and learning materials in all public schools to promote quality education in the country.

Commenting on the provision of the dormitory at the school, US Ambassador to Malawi, Virginia Palmer said availability of dormitories in learning institutions reduces the hardships which girls face to and from schools.

Girls will no longer have to cover long distances to Mpherembe CDSS as they will be putting up in the dormitory which has been handed over to the school today.

United States Government will continue providing support to the education sector to promote girl child education in the country, she pointed out.

The dormitory at Mpherembe CDSS which has the capacity of 56 beds is one of 12 dormitories which are under construction across the country.

Construction of the dormitories is funded by USAID through Apatseni Mwayi Atsikana Aphunzire (AMAA) Project and it will accommodate 56 students.

Source: Malawi News Agency MANA