A mother body of private institutions of learning in the country has urged the ministry of education to scale up its efforts to have a financial waver meant to address their challenges.
The call comes as schools remain closed in the country, with a recent statement by government signaling that schools would not be open any time soon.
But speaking after a series of meetings with the Ministry of Education, Reverend Father George Buleya, Chairperson of Association of Private Universities in Malawi said there is a need for government to address their concerns through the proposed loan regime from the Reserve Bank of Malawi.
Buleya has since disclosed that the association is fully supportive of the measures that are being put in place as Covid19 cases are still on the rise in the country.
On his part, Independent Schools Association of Malawi Chairperson Joseph Patel has called for a special consideration for standard 8 and form 4 students whose time to sit for national examinations has also been faced with the closure
According to Patel, should the ministry make such a consideration, it will assist the schools and students prepare quite well for the national examinations.