Claim Mabuku has applauded the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology for including locally authored books in the new secondary school curriculum, saying this will develop a reading culture in Malawi.
Claim Mabuku’s general manager Andrew Chisamba said this last Saturday when he opened a Claim Mabuku book shop in Salima.
He said for Malawi to embrace a good reading culture, there is need for Malawian authors to focus on writing general reading books.
Said Chisamba: “In our strategic plan, we have earmarked quality as one of the major drives. In this regard, we are basically looking at the product itself, the book in its physical form, but also quality in terms of content and presentation.”
Principal secretary for basic education in the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Thokozile Banda said despite efforts by the ministry to procure required learning materials, there is need for all stakeholders to work together to achieve the goal of improving education standards in Malawi.
She said: “Claim Mabuku supports us a lot. As I am talking now, they have already stocked books for the new curriculum in their shops, so I would like to urge parents, teachers and students to visit Claim Mabuku book shops all over Malawi to access these books.”