MALAWI: Malawi: Adamson Muula, "Are educational standards going down?"

Thursday, November 27, 2008
BLANTYRE, Wednesday, November 26, 2008 (IRIN) - Malawi's education system (primary, secondary and tertiary) has experienced a number of changes and faced challenges prompting those concerned to ask whether standards are going down or not. The system has been overwhelmed since the United Democratic Front (UDF) government introduced free primary education, which meant recruiting additional teachers (at times untrained), building more secondary schools and hiring more lecturers.   Adamson...