The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST) has released names of candidates selected to train as primary school teachers under the Initial Teacher Education (Ipte 11) conventional programme.
In a statement released on Thursday, MoEST says the list of selected candidates has been sent to all district education offices and public teachers training colleges (TTC).
The ministry also says all those selected should report at their respective colleges this Saturday.
“The selected candidates are also informed that they should bring their original Malawi School Certificate of Education, beddings, plates, cups, cutlery, water buckets, writing materials, dictionaries, bathing towels and soap when reporting for the training programme in the teacher training colleges,” reads the statement in part.
It further says those that will not have reported to the colleges after two weeks will have their places declared vacant.
The ministry further says the students will not be paid any upkeep during their training period but, will instead pay K5 000 tuition fees and K30 000 boarding fees on the day of registration.
Ipte was introduced to support government in improving the quality and relevance of basic education in Malawi and it aims at increasing the capacity of teachers to apply new learner-centred, gender sensitive teaching methodologies, and methods of continuous assessment of students’ performance. n