Gerald Kampanikiza, News Reporter
BLANTYRE – Malawi Minister of Education Agnes NyaLonje has emphasized the importance of the Transforming Education Summit which offers an important dialogue forum.
NyaLonje said the forum offers a platform to discuss Malawi’s education challenges and ways in which they want to transform education in line with agenda 2063.
She made this remarks as she presided over the opening of the Transforming Education Summit at Crossroads Hotel in Lilongwe on Monday July 25th, 2022.
“Learning poverty remains a big challenge in Sub-Saharan African with studies indicating that 90% of learners under the age of 10 struggle to read or write simple text,” NyaLonje said.
NyaLonje told delegates that the twin impacts of COVID-19 and climate change has made the world to rethink education moving forward especially on funding education sector.
“We have to reverse the high levels of learning poverty to ensure that not only majority of under 10s are able to read and write but also achieve high rate of school completion and digital literacy,” she added.
The national summit is aimed at preparing Malawi’s commitments to transforming education.
It will be followed by a global meeting on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York in September 2022.