The Technical, Entrepreneurial, Vocational Education and Training Authority (Teveta) executive director Yusuf Alide has retired after steering the institution for four years.
Alide, who has been at the helm of Teveta since April 2009, officially bade farewell to Teveta employees and its board members on Monday evening at a party held at Sunbird Lilongwe.
Teveta board chairperson the Reverend Osborne Joda-Mbewe described Alide, 59, as a dedicated person whom he said developed an effective Teveta structure in Malawi during his tenure of office.
He said under Alide’s term of office, Teveta also developed a new strategic plan covering the period 2013 to 2018, which is answering to latest labour and technical vocation training demands.
On his part, Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training Wezi Kayira also noted that during Alide’s term, Teveta has witnessed a lot of positive changes that have strongly impacted the vocational training system in Malawi.
In his remarks, Alide said he is glad to have steered Teveta in the right direction and stressed that the institution as has potential to grow the Malawi economy.
During the farewell party, most Teveta employees described Alide as a listening executive director, time-conscious and open to criticisms.
Under Alide tenure, Malawi also successfully hosted the International Vocational Education and Training Association (Iveta) meeting in Mangochi last year, which among other issues, discussed ways of improving and advancing vocational education and training at global level.
Towards the end of last year, Alide was elected vice-president of the International Vocation Education and Training Association (Iveta) responsible for Africa Region.