January 2018 Update – National Reading Programme
National Reading Programmes were introduced by the Ministry of Education to promote the reading culture among primary school pupils in Malawi. The aim is to improve academic excellence and lift education standards in Malawi. Primary Education Advisors have been tasked with the responsibility of improving the quality of education within the country. Therefore, in January, MOET arranged a special training class for the teachers. During the class, two Primary Education Advisors (PEAs) were invited to facilitate the training.
MOET teachers are now able to apply the skills acquired from the PEAs. Additionally, the PEAs are also going to periodically check in and ensure the teachers are able to continue to impart these skills.