Govt applauds private sector contribution to education

Malawi Government has applauded Bedir International High School for its contribution to education in the country.

Minister of Education, Science and Technology Eunice Kazembe made the remarks on Saturday in Blantyre at the official opening of the school’s new building complex situated at Kanjedza.

“The contribution of the private sector to the provision of education in Malawi is highly commendable,” said Kazembe.

The minister disclosed that despite a whopping K54 billion (about $323m) budget to the ministry in the 2011/12 budget, the money is not adequate for the education sector to perform efficiently and effectively.

She reiterated that government cannot satisfy the educational needs in Malawi and that is why it calls upon the private sector to complement efforts in the provision of education to the nation.

Kazembe said Bedir International High School has done the country proud because it has grown tremendously since it started its operations a few years ago.

On June 5 2010, a foundation stone was laid to mark the ground-breaking and construction of the school which currently has 325 learners including those in the nursery, primary and secondary.

Kazembe said the infrastructure will provide a conducive learning environment.

Chairperson for the organising committee for the event Ahmed Itimu said the institution started humbly in 2001 at a garage with 13 students.

He said since 2004, only 15 out of 199 have failed MSCE. He added that currently the school is sponsoring 10 students in various levels including tertiary.

The school receives its support people of Tavsanli of Turkey. Governor of Tavsanli Numan Hatipoglu pledged further assistance to the school.

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