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Under Chakwera administration, Ministry of Education to award outstanding teachers

Kambauwa Wirima

As one way of celebrating the World Teachers’ Day, the Ministry of Education (MoE) has disclosed that it will honor outstanding teachers from primary and secondary schools, as well as those from teacher training colleges, in recognition of their valuable contributions to the education sector. Globally, World Teachers’ Day is observed on October 5th, but in Malawi, it will be commemorated on October 18th at the Grand Palace Hotel in Mzuzu.

During a press briefing in Lilongwe, Education Minister Madalitso Kambauwa Wirima stated that the government is dedicated to motivating teachers through various initiatives, including these awards. She emphasized that for Malawi to progress and align with the goals of Malawi 2063, having an educated population is crucial. Consequently, motivating teachers is essential for efficient and effective service delivery.

Wirima appealed to the community to collaborate with the government in recognizing the contributions of teachers, emphasizing that this responsibility extends beyond the government and is shared by the community.

The Steering Committee Co-chairperson for the event, Rose Kalizang’oma, mentioned that a systematic method is employed to select the most deserving teachers for national recognition, motivation, and appreciation. The awards will include certificates and cash prizes and will be presented to two teachers from both primary and secondary schools in each of the 34 education districts, as well as 18 teachers from teacher training colleges.

The event, themed ‘The teachers we need for the education we want,’ will commence with a march led by the Malawi Police Brass Band, starting from Mzuzu High Court Roundabout and concluding at the Grand Palace Hotel.


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