The District Commissioner for Nsanje Dr. Medson Matchaya has urged all teachers in the district to work extra hard in discharging their duties to ensure that students are passing national examinations with good results.
Dr. Matchaya made the statement during the end of a three-day meeting which the council organized with authorities from education sector in the district.
In his speech Matchaya expressed disappointed with the Malawi National Examinations Board poor results of Primary School Leaving Certificate of Education (PSLCE) and Junior Certificate of Education since the past two years. He also emphasized that from now and onwards this problem will be the history of the past.
He also assured people in the district that together with the education authorities will put some measures to ensure that education standards are revamped and boosted up in the district.
Earlier in the meeting, Dr. Matchaya asked both the education authorities in district and from the ministry of education in Lilongwe to conduct an inspection tour in different schools to appreciate if indeed teachers are performing their work professionally. He strongly said he will be part of the team.
On the other hand, he pointed out that they want to provide special gifts in order to encourage teachers and learners who have performed well in PSLCE, JCE and Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) examinations results.
According to Matchaya, this year will start giving this token of appreciations to both teachers and students who score best grades after examinations results in the mid-month of December. The event shall be scheduled to take place at Nsanje Secondary School Hall.
In his remarks, Nsanje District Primary Education Advisor (PEA), Macknowledge Maganizo commended the District Commissioner for organizing this meeting, saying with his team will make sure that students in the district are accessing high quality education.