Tanzanian Kikwete tells govt to increase funds in education sector

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A call has gone to the Malawi government to increase money allocated to the country’s education department if it wants to register success by 2040.

The call has been made by ex Tanzanian president, Jakaya Kikwete who has visited the country this week.

Kikwete who is now a commissioner for Global Commission on Education met the country’s president, Peter Mutharika on Thursday, November 10.

According to Kikwete, education sector is still facing several challenges in as far as financing is concerned in the world’s developing countries including Malawi.

Mthunthama primary school

Education sector in trouble in Malawi. (File)

He said Malawi has to consider much the education department in it’s annual budget and added that it is not good to be relying much on the international donor community.

“First of all let me say that I come out this meeting with the president Peter Mutharika and some members of his cabinet very encouraged in sense that i can see the country moving to a higher level in education. Malawi will develop the program. In the program the idea is to catch up other countries on development by 2040. What we are doing now, other countries did that some 70 years ago, so we really has to Sprint.” Said Kikwete.

The ex Tanzanian president has since commended Mutharika on some other developments he is doing in as far as education is concerned.

He further added that the most exciting thing is that Mutharika says he is committed to working together with Global Commission on Education.

He emphasized that the government need to give education department a lion’s share on all its planned expenditures.

Reacting to the development, minister of education Dr Emmanuel Fabiano who was quick to welcome the recommendations, said government will try all it’s best to beef up the education sector.

 

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  1. What failed him to do that when he was president. Now he has eyes when he was in power he only saw looting for his family, he is an embarrassment

  2. Ma subject ambiri munachosa kuti ngachikale mayeso a eight anatha value jce palibe mwana alimbikila chan syllabus mwasinth mwasinthanso nde muziti quality education ogwira ntchito mmakampan misonkho kuwapweteka nayo koma ntchito ya ndalam yosawoneka aphunzisi kulila mwezi nd mwezi

  3. Good advice mr Kikwete, hope our government under the leadership of the most educated president in this world, will listen and take it very serious. Sometimes i wonder, these so called graduates their roles they play. God guide yur children to build a beta Malawi nation.

  4. Uyu kikweteyu asamangotha ma allowance apa, sanamuuze a gondwe kuti, kuti nkhaniza education anathesa pitala chifukwa cha kusowa kwa dola, pano tayamba using’anga…kkk

  5. Sizingatheke as of this government..timawonjezela ndalama Ku state house ndiku opc then kuchotsa Ko ndalama zina Ku education vote

  6. Nkhani ili apa ndiya xul osati zolemera, Tz tapondako kulemera kwawo sikunaze kamba ka xul, kwa amalawi ambiri omwe ali ku Tz ntchto yawo ndi uphunzitsi

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  8. Lets Not Mince Words Here, Kikwete Is Absolutely Right And Anything About Malawi Is True. We Cant Deny That. The Sudden Closure Of Colleges Is An Issue With Serious Lagging Indicators Against 2040 Goals. How Can You Achieve Aducation Objectives In The Absence Of Higher Learning Institutions? Bravo Kikwete For Malawi Government Is Kidding Here .2040 ? We Won’t Be There !

  9. Lets Not Mince Words Here, Kikwete Is Absolutely Right And Anything About Malawi Is True. We Cant Deny That. The Sudden Closure Of Colleges Is An Issue With Serious Lagging Indicators Against 2040 Goals. How Can You Achieve Aducation Objectives In The Absence Of Higher Learning Institutions? Bravo Kikwete For Malawi Government Is Kidding Here .2040 ? We Won’t Be There !

  10. Our head of state is a #professor,…but the education system is dying a gradual death. Look, the following colleges were closed: NRC, MZUN, HEALTH SCIENCES, POLY & MUST. I greatly miss #Bingu.

  11. He must tell his government not Malawi, our education is better than Tanzania asawoneke a nzelu kwawo anthu amakanika ndikuyankhula chizungu

  12. Zizingatheke Izi,chifukwa Bomali Likungophunzitsa Anthu Koma Akulephera Kuwalemba Ntchito.For Example Anaphunzitsa Amphunzitsi #Ipte9 & #ipte10 Akungokhala.Kwa Ine Malawi Tidakali Pa Msewu Sitidafike Komwe Tikupita.