Teachers sharpen skills in English teaching

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Primary school teachers across the country are attending a second National Reading Programme (NRP) training in all the Teacher Development Centres (TDCs) aimed at expanding their teaching practices.

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Teachers across the country being trained in English teaching.(File)

The training will focus on the reading components and areas that may present challenges in the classroom.

Initially, the English training was supposed to be conducted before the first term of the 2017/18 academic session but this failed making teachers to use the old English Teachers Guides and Learners books for 8 lessons per Week instead of 10 in-line with the new arrangements.

According to the results from both the Southern and Eastern Africa Consortium for Monitoring Educational Quality (SACMEQ) and the Monitoring Learning Achievements (MLA), many children in Malawi are unable to read even after spending 5 to 6 years in school.

The Development partner, USAID and government of Malawi through the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology are collaborating to implement National Reading Programme (NRP) for improving early grade learners’ literacy skills.

The NRP training also aims at providing teachers and headteachers in how to better teach children in their early primary grades to read and write in Chichewa and English.

The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology believes that it is only through hardwork and commitment by Primary Education Advisors (PEAs), teachers, headteachers and others to realise the important goal of ensuring that all Malawian children can read and write.

The ministry rolled out the National Reading Programme activities in September, 2017.

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  1. Sindinaonepo boma likupangitsa workshop mu ma department ena monga healthy, justice etc workshopyo nkukhala ya ngongole. Koma chifukwa ndi mphunzitsi mukumuuza apange workshop ya 6500/day ndiye workshop nkukhala ya three days…. Nkudzamupatsa allowance ya tsiku limodzi, ( mphunzitsiyo ) INA (13000 ) nkumuuza kuti mudzamupatsa mwezi wa mawa ku account…. Is that fair???? Why teachers???? Is that professional????? Ndinamumva lawyer wina ananena kuti no, with the treatment teachers get from boma, teaching doesn’t seem to be a profession….. And yes he was right…. Kuyambira pa salary nkumaunikira zonse zimatichtikira aphunzitsife, its not professional. Ndiye ngati treatment yake ili yotere do you think mphunzitsi adzigwira ntchito momasuka…??????

  2. Ine ndikuyamikira kuti ataona kuti pali vuto in learning English and chichewa they brought in NRP…. But athe kuunikiranso chifukwa NRP yabweretsa mavuto ena….. Ok am not here to talk about all the problems that has come in because of nrp but am here pa zomwe ndaziona ine ngati mphunzitsi mmodzi wa awo akupanga nawo nrp… Ndikanakonda boma lisanalandire zinthu zokhudza kuphunzitsa kapena kuphunzira. Lidziunikira bwinobwino zotsatira zake. For example akutiuza kuti nrp mphunzitsi adzikhala ndi ana osaposera 60 mu kalasi koma mu ma xul ambiri ngati xul yanga am teaching more than 150 learners… Ndiye pamenepo zitheka…???? Mnzung popanga nrp anaona ma xul akwawo okhala ndi ana 20 ndiye inu mukutiuza Ife kuti tipange zomwe mnzungu amapanga mu kalasi ya ana 20 ku kalasi ya ana 200. Zomwe ziri zosatheka olo pang’ono.

  3. Atifunse ife aphunzitsi ngat zimenezo timagwrisa ntchito,nkhani ndioti mphunzitsi saku sangalala chifukwa ka salary ndika change ka munthu wina.Zinazo akutaya ndalama pa chabe.

  4. they started with EGRA it didn’t work now they’re trying to plant this useless thing so called NRP hahaha and you think this clueless thing will work? and when this thing fail you’ll point your fingers at teachers…

  5. maphunzitsi ambiri chingelezi chikumawavuta kwambiri, phunzitsi wa standard 8 koma ngati mwana wa standard 5. kuchiva chingelezi chake chomwe akulankhula ine kukamwa kundiuma.

  6. Education is very dynamic and teachers should move with the world.This is how these professionals can do that.Sometimes it disheartens when curriculum isnt stable.To day you learn some teaching concepts to morrow someone wakes with his desertations acompanied by its jargons to try it through ministry of Education.These have no impact to the development of education in Malawi at all.Sometimes these orientation meetings are conducted during short holidays when teachers are supposed to prepare their teaching records such as scheme of work.Worse still those in authority especially inspectors will visit schools immediately bells ring for assembly on day one.Most of them will have no records and reprimanding them for that its cruelty at its worst.
    Wishing all teachers all the best during and after orientation.

  7. komatu aphunzitsi sanalandire zowayenereza pamaphunzisowo chotero m’malo ambiri maphunzirowa anathera m’malere. nanga w/shop ya pay forward?

  8. NRP yabwela ndi ma challenge ambiri mabuku mwa chitsanzo last term kunali ma buku a English panonso sanafike ndie mphindu lake lili pati apa kuphatu mwana uku komanso mphunzitsi angakhola busy kufili ma records mmalo muphunzitsa

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