Governance in Malawi
- Government Agencies
- Policy and Plans
The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST) is the government agency for education policy, management and development in Malawi. Under MoEST, the Department of Teacher Education and Development (DTED) is concerned with the continual professional development of teachers in order to effectively deliver quality education at all levels. The Malawi National Examinations Board (MANEB) is responsible for developing, administering and processing valid and reliable national examinations for professional certification in Malawi.
Following the rapid increase in the number of tertiary education institutions, the government has transferred responsibility for technical and vocational training from the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology to the Ministry of Labour.
Ministry of Education, Science and Technology
Tel: +265 1 789 422
Minister: Emmanuel Fabiano
Public spending on education was 5 per cent of GDP in 2011.
The national strategy for education highlights increasing access to educational opportunities for all Malawians at all levels of the system; raising the quality and relevance of education; reducing inequalities across social groups and regions, including offering bursaries to girls and women, children with special needs and those in rural communities, in order to improve the participation of such groups in formal education; and pursuing the principle that those in society who can afford it should contribute to the cost of education provision.
Malawi qualified for the World Bank’s Fast Track Initiative – known since September 2011 as the Global Partnership for Education – which is aimed at meeting the education Millennium Development Goals and the Education for All goal that by 2015 all children complete a full cycle of primary education. Under the initiative, developing countries have committed to designing and implementing sound education plans since 2002, while development partners commit to aligning and harmonising additional support around these plans.
In March 2012, the Department of Special Needs, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology’s Inclusive Education Advocacy Programme was selected as a finalist in the 2012 Commonwealth Education Good Practice Awards. The Programme aims to increase access to schooling for young people living with disabilities and improve the quality of special needs education in regular schools
|Governance in Malawi|
|Malawi National Examinations Board (MANEB)||
|Ministry of Education, Science and Technology||
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