Japan has given Malawi K45.8 million ($71,839.1) for the construction of physics and biology laboratories at St Anne’s and Fulirwa community day secondary schools (CDSS) in Karonga.
Japanese chargé d’affaires Hisashi Nakatomi, who handed over the funds on Friday in Karonga, said the grant was provided under the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Project.
He said his government has noted that teaching and learning of science in Malawi is challenged by lack of well-equipped science laboratories, hence the intervention.
“Students in schools with laboratories, have the opportunity to learn science subjects while those without them do not,” said Nakatomi.
He appealed to students to make use of the facilities.
Apart from rehabilitating and constructing over 20 secondary schools and CDSSs, Japan is also constructing a teacher training college (TTC) in Lilongwe. n