Mutharika joins Rihanna in fundraising for Malawi education

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President Peter Mutharika has joined pop star Rihanna in calling on world leaders to fund education in Malawi.

Musician Rihanna, who is the global ambassador of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), visited Malawi in January and met with students and teachers.

Peter Mutharika

Mutharika: Has encouraged donor countries to contribute generously to GPE.

Rihanna has been urging world leaders in advanced economies to give money to the organization for its work across the world.

Now Mutharika has joined her. In an article on Project Syndicate, the Malawi leader has encouraged donor countries around the world to contribute generously to GPE at its upcoming financing conference in Senegal on February 2, 2018.

Mutharika says the organization, which aims to distribute more than $2 billion annually to help improve education in developing countries around the world, has over the past eight years helped the education sector in Malawi.

“Since 2009, GPE funding has enabled Malawi to conduct long-term planning and data collection, and has brought domestic and international partners together for a common cause. GPE’s support has helped us build more facilities, overhaul our curriculum, improve access for girls, and train more educators.

“It would not be an exaggeration to say that Malawi’s partnership with GPE has been transformative, which is why I am urging donor countries around the world to contribute generously to GPE at its upcoming financing conference in Senegal,” says Mutharika.

He notes that 825 million young people across the world depend on GPE’s work to get the education or skills that will enable them perform well in the workplace of the future.

He says lack of funding could lead to growing unemployment, poverty, inequality, instability, and other factors that threaten not just individual countries or regions, but the entire international community.

Mutharika adds that his government has increased education spending from 12.5% of the total domestic budget in 2010 to 21% in 2015 to improve quality and access to education.

“This represents one of the highest percentages among developing countries anywhere, and I hope that our example will encourage leaders elsewhere to devote at least 20% of their national budgets to education,” he says.

In the education sector, Malawi faces challenges such as dilapidated schools, high pupil-to-teacher ratios, and significant gaps in inspection and oversight capabilities which make it hard for teachers to teach and for students to learn.

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  1. Nothing funny luk @ life we living is better Malawian waz seeking 2 next year’s no money inna country en lights he’ll now days ukuziwa kale

  2. Kkkkkkkkkkk that adage that goes ; A stranger kills the snake , meaning the president is not putting education at heart jst busy accumulating wealth by himself n his fellow kings of theft, he is labeled a prince of thieves by opposition leaders

  3. Education never sound without electricity nowday. Apm where is ur senses kkkkkkkk Prof kkkk bola Mr president

  4. Hahahahaha koma abalee mukumukani Bushili kut athandizepo pa ntchito zina m’Malawi muno bwanji,mukukalola munthu oti simukumudziwa zichitikotiko zake bwanji basi kungomudziwa kut ndi oyimba basi,u president u have to find a fully history of Rianah, watch out Malawi!

  5. Idiot president many degrees but fail to run the country ndinakakhala wamkulu wasitikali ndinakamuchitsa ngati mugabe. Please asitikali tsekulani maso anu muchotseni munthuyu malawi asanagulitsidwe chifukwa dziko lanthu peter akuligultsa

  6. World leaders to fund education in Malawi? When will Malawi ever become independent on economic issues, like really we can’t rely on handouts forever….

  7. Izi ndizomwendimakamba nthawi zonse,mukuyitana zinthu zomwe ena sakuzidziwa,mapeto ake kukumachitika Ngozi zosiyana mpaka wena nkumadabwa kuti chikuchitika mchiyani.a President ngati m’malikonda dziko lanu bwanji osatengapo ndalama zanu ma Billion mukumabawo nkuthandiza?? Mukufunawina wke wakutali mphindu lake mlotani?kuchoka ku America wadutsa maiko angati,kapena zomwe mukunfunilazi kwawoko amapangaa? Kapena tinene kuti ku America kulibe anthu osauka, why Malawi? Mukudzifumulira moto and vuto mloti akulu akulu mukamavomera zithandizo izo pamakhalama mgwirizano wanu and kubwenzera kwake tikuluza miyoyo ya wanthu pa ngozi,A satana mukuwayitana wo mphindulawo pachuma akuwonongacho ambiri sadziwa mumadziwa ndinu akumipando

  8. Guyz Kwathu kuno Magets Adazima Wik Yatha Antl Lelo Tikafuna Kuchi Gayo Tikupita Ku mozambik Kuma Olokanso Shire Kod Nanga Moyo Wathu Utetezeka Bwanji Ndinyengo Ya Madzi Osefuka Akubwelawa? Chonde Ngati tidakulakwila Malawi UKhululuke

  9. Guyz chikuchitika chn?apa nde pachimake pa satanic,ndamvaso akumupempha bushiri kut athandidze boma,nanga chosatila chn! nanga Rihhana chosatila chikhala chn!oh my god,

  10. direct from this news…….Mutharika adds that his government has increased education spending from 12.5% of the total domestic budget in 2010 to 21% in 2015 to improve quality and access to education…………………………..In the education sector, Malawi faces challenges such as dilapidated schools, high pupil-to-teacher ratios, and significant gaps in inspection and oversight capabilities which make it hard for teachers to teach and for students to learn………. Mr President what does this mean????

  11. Some tyms timapanga zinthu mopusa inde! mwina mosaziwa.komano soka limatha kuza pa munthu chifukwa cha machitidwe ake opusa. ndayiwala pang’ono ves koma ndi chaputer cha Tito mu bible, amakamba za kulemekeza asogoleri. chabwino bwanawa indedi zikuwavutakomabe ulemuwokha penapake ngati wanthu mukuyenela kupereka. ndisakesake kaye vesili ndizaliwerenge komaso kupepha wamwambamwamba kuti achitenanu nose oyakhula zatuzu pa msogoleliyu! its better know to respect his tym omwe mukuwafunawo ikazakwana nthawi yawo muzakondwera.

    • Kkkkkkk man iwe ukusapota kkkkkk haaaaa the bible said work hard ok so if there is no magetsi how can u work hard chigayo kulibe? Uli njala. Some of the factoty akutseka why? Blackout. nanga omwe amagwira ntchito muma factory tsopano umphawi walowa why? Magetsi. Kkkkkkkk I rest my case

    • Ndabweraso ndi Vesiro ndalipeza,Tito chapter 3 ves1 akuti! Uwakumbutse iwo agonje kwa akulu,ndi Aulamuliro,akhale omvera,okonzeka pa ntchito iri yonse yabwino. ves 2 asachitire mwano munthu ali yense,asakhale andeu,akhale aulere,naonetsere chifatso conse pa anthu onse.

  12. Zaaafwaaa taioneni nkhumba imeneyi iri ziii ngat iku wawulidwa ndi moto.basi momwemo ndi chathu chathu ichi tidachisakha tokha

  13. he has failed on blackouts,this time around he has jumped to education,after failing on education,he will try to solve load accidents issue,thus the more educated president in africa,he is APM

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