Technical, Entrepreneurial, Vocational Education and Training Authority (Teveta) has launched its five-year strategic plan with a call for innovation from technical colleges.
The strategic plan, to run from 2018 to 2023, seeks to scaleup Teveta’s efforts in regulation and compliance, quality and relevance, access and equity, institutional strengthening and mainstreaming of cross-cutting issues in its programmes.
Speaking in Blantyre on Friday during the launch, Ministry of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development Principal Secretary Joseph Mwandidya said the plan is crucial in the implementation of Teveta’s programmes.
He said: “The strategic plan is going to give guidance on how Teveta should move forward.”
On his part, Teveta board chairperson Gilbert Chilinde said through development planning, the authority has seen growth in its programming.
However, he cited lack of tutors in its colleges as one of the challenges, but said the authority is discussing with University of Malawi (Unima) and the Malawi University of Science and Technology (Must) to assist in training more tutors for the colleges.
Malawi Confederation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (MCCCI) vice-president James Chimwaza called on the private sector to support Teveta by paying Tevet levy and offer attachment places to students from Tevet colleges to gain practical experience. n