School dropouts worry CSEC

Kwilembe Full Primary School

Civil Society Education Coalition (CSEC) has expressed worry over high school dropouts in Malawi.

Speaking during its annual general meeting CSEC board chairperson Julie Juma called for the need to have efforts targeted at reducing cases of school dropouts in the country.

Kwilembe Full Primary School
School dropout rate still high in Malawi.(File)

“What is required is to have commitment from govt and all the stakeholders, we can not continue to have thousands of children out of school,” said Juma.

She further urged government to make compulsory education effective in the country.

Minister of Education, Science and Technology Bright Saka has since called for efforts to help in lowering cases of school dropouts.

About 600,000 students are reported to have dropped out of school in Malawi.

Among reasons that are fueling school dropouts  include early pregnancies and poverty.






  1. Ine awa a scec ndugwilizana nawo tiyeni tilimbikise ana kusasiya sukulu. Izizi olo ku europe ndinazionapo ziliko xothawila panjila sukuluzi koma alindi malamuloso omwe amachita obwezelesa ana kusukulu. Ndikupempha pano kuno kumonkey bay office yanu ija musaseke ana ambili mwapulumusa kuvwezelesa pasukulu komaso ife tima c.b.o ayi taonjezela mphamvu pa inu enawa anabadwa ndi ukali osawatengela pilizi pitilizani gd job.

  2. Malawi is dying of natural death, education is the thing of the past, look at our education standard image a person @ university of Malawi had no place to sleep poor diet poor classroom poor library.So who can motivate the young people at primary or secondary level? where as for teachers get their salaries on 40.The best 200 universities in Africa you can find any from Malawi. Someone used to say when we were putting Dr H Kamuzu Bunda in a grave that was also the time when Malawians was also putting this nation in a grave together with Kamuzu. Look at corruption look at electricity look at water problems look at our economy look at our education health and above all our leaders? Nowadays look at our lands, it its full of foreigners people from Asia Europe North and West Africa have taken our lands.Za nzeru zomwe a Malawi timatha ndi KUPEMPHERA basi zonse zimatikanika.

  3. Mwana amakopeka ndi zinthu zochepa!!! Kumanga maxool abwino and maplaying grounds abwino plus aphunzitsi kumawapasa ndalama zochukako and it can easily motivates in education sector!! Mwana wakumudzi akuphunzila pamtengo mpaka kusecondary how do you think can proceed schooling??? Aliyense olowa mmboma ndimaona ngati saziwa umwini wadziko!!! timaoneka ngati tinabwereka one day will give it back to Britain!!!

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