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The Japanese Government plans to build a new teachers training college in Lilongwe following a request from Malawi Government Jica project adviser Hat Kimora has confirmed.
Kimora told Business News in Lilongwe that the Malawi Government asked for the college and, last year, a team of Japanese experts was in the country to assess the importance of the project in the country.
“I cannot comment much on the development, but it is true that the proposal is under consideration by the Cabinet in Tokyo and we hope to have a favourable response by March or latest June,” he said.
In an earlier interview, Japanese Ambassador Fujio Samukawa said the teachers training college will be built in Lilongwe as one way of helping government reduce the project of teacher shortages.
“We want to help Malawi in all the sectors that we can and education is one of them. We have plans to build a teachers training college in Lilongwe which will greatly help reduce teacher shortages,” he said.
He said plans to construct a dual carriageway in Lilongwe are still on, but the project will only start once the Chipembere Highway in Blantyre is completed.
Samukawa said there are several development projects his government is looking on at the moment.