1 September 2016 Last updated at: 6:49 AM
Expert faults govt over mobile labs in Malawi Schools
An Education expert in Malawi has faulted Malawi government through the ministry of education for channeling few resources towards the mobile laboratory program that targets community day secondary schools.
The development comes at a time when government has been seen rolling out mobile labs to Community Day Secondary Schools in the country as one way of promoting science subjects in rural areas.
However, education expert Benedicto Kondowe says the program would be effective if government provided enough mobile labs to the schools.
“These mobile laboratories need to be adequate considering the number of Community Day Secondary Schools we have in the country and also we need to have clear and sustainable modality in providing transport to the schools,” said Kondowe.
Meanwhile government has disclosed that it is to buy additional 900 mobile labs to ensure the problem is rectified.
Malawi government launched the mobile laboratories program in 2015 following reports of poor performance of many students in science subjects during national exams.
But during the first academic year after its implementation, government only had 200 mobile laboratories to carter for Community Day Secondary Schools in the country a development that has seen the program not being effective.