Germany has given the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology 7.4 million primary school text books valued at K4 billion to help improve the quality of education in the country.
Minister of Education, Science and Technology Emmanuel Fabiano said the books will be distributed in all public primary schools to enable every pupil have a book.
He said this on Tuesday at Kawere Primary School in Dowa during the presentation of the books.
“We have 4.8 million pupils in more than 5 000 primary schools across the country and this means with the old stock, every pupil will have a book for him or herself,” said Fabiano.
German Ambassador Juergen Borsch said his government values the power of education and knows the challenges facing the sector in Malawi, hence their decision to support the ministry.
He said primary schools were targeted because they act as the foundation for the whole education set-up.
“We know that these books will make a big difference and that was our vision when we decided to donate them. We also noted that in most primary schools, more than one learner share a book and that is only when they are at school,” said Borsch.