The Catholic Church in Malawi has emphasized the need for the government and its development partners to increase investment in education for the country to achieve Malawi 2063 (MW2063) agenda.
Father Deusdetit Kanyambo made the remarks during the opening of new school blocks at Likuni Boys Open Secondary School in Lilongwe on Friday.
The blocks have been built with financial support from the Johannes-Beese Stiftung Foundation (JBS).
Kanyambo observed that good health, good facilities and right infrastructure are key components in promoting school attendance and performance among the learners.
“If a community is to improve its economic and social well-being, it needs people with the right experience and the right education. If today’s new school blocks can play a small part in encouraging students to go on and improve their education and find worthwhile jobs, it is good news for both the students and their families,” he said.
He encouraged the students to make full use of the new learning facilities to improve their education and contribute to their country’s progress by achieving full and rewarding lives in the future.
In his remarks, Likuni Boys Secondary School head teacher, Brother Boniface Chirambo, said the new classroom blocks had come at the right time when the school was facing an unprecedented increase in the number of new learners enrolling with the open school.
Chirambo expressed hope that the new facilities will create a conducive learning environment for the learners.
A government representative at the function, who is also Central West Education Division Manager, Joseph Nkhata, appealed to the students to desist from damaging property whenever a misunderstanding with the school management arises.
Meanwhile, JBS Country Representative Moses Kasitomu has pledged that the foundation will construct additional learning blocks at the school.