World Teachers DayWorld Teachers DayThis year’s World Teachers Day celebration in Malawi will be held on two days and two venues: (1) in Lilongwe at Ching’ombe Full Primary school on 5th October and (2) on 9th October at Makawa Full Primary School in Mangochi.

 

On these days, the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology will award over 100 outstanding primary and secondary school teachers together with their respective District Education Managers and Division Managers drawn from all education districts and education divisions of the country for their excellent work in delivering their teaching services. 

On 18th December, 2015 Mzuzu University Library caught fire at around 3:00 hours. The fire destroyed 45,000 books among other learning materials. Mzuzu University authorities indicated that the destruction of the library affected the University’s academic calendar because the library is at the heart of efficient and effective delivery of education. 
 

On 19th December, 2015, following the destruction of the library, the former Minister of Education, Science and Technology, Hon. Dr. Emmanuel Fabiano and the Vice Chancellor Prof. Robert Ridley made an appeal to the general public, NGOs, the international donor community, the United Nations as well as fellow citizens of goodwill to assist the library.

It is against this background that in 2016 UNESCO provided financial support of about MK35 million for the purchase of books and computers.