The pangs of unemployment have hit Malawi hard and now government is considering a systematic approach to dealing with the issue starting with an overhaul of the education system.
Malawi government says it is planning to include mind changing education in secondary schools in order to prepare the youth for entrepreneurship.
Minister of Labour and Manpower Development Henry Mussa said this after coming from South Korea where there was an International Youth Fellowship (IYF) summit.
Mussa said the IYF is a program that has been there for years in South Korea and it has been a success. He said the fellowship is an eye opener and it is to prompt the government to add it into the Malawi syllabus.
“The mind changing program the South Korea government developed for a long time has been a success and we intend to add it in the Malawi syllabus,” said Mussa.
He added that in Malawi, the International Youth Fellowship NGO Malawi chapter has acquired a piece of land and needs support from government to turn the land into a youth centre.
According to Mussa, once the centre is developed, mind changing lessons will be included in the syllabus as a subject so that youths are able to stand on their own after they fail to acquire a jobs.