Minister of Education, Science and Technology Emmanuel Fabiano says the opening of Chiradzulu Teachers’ Training College (TTC) will contribute to an increase in the number of teachers, thereby reducing teacher to pupil ratio.
Fabiano said this during the handover ceremony of Chiradzulu TTC by financiers, the Swiss national committee for Unicef, in Chiradzulu yesterday.
He said government is committed to improving the quality of education in the country and applauds the roles played by development partners, Unicef in particular.
Said Fabiano: “Construction of the college is a welcome development because we cannot improve the quality of education without training adequate teachers for our schools.”
Unicef country representative Mahimbo Mdoe said they observed that the key to Malawi’s future prosperity is the education of the nation’s children and young people, and without an increasing supply of well-trained teachers it cannot happen.
He said teachers are a key to foundation for a nation and the opening of the college will contribute in fulfiling the vision realised in schools all over Malawi.
He said the college is designed to accommodate 500 trainee teachers with accompanying teaching staff.