Minister of Education Madalitso Kambauwa Wirima has disclosed that the School Leadership Programme (SLP), which is under the Malawi Education Reform Program (MERP), will play a crucial role as a catalyst for improving the quality of education in schools.
Wirima was speaking on Tuesday in Liwonde during the official opening of the main training of the SLP, an initiative that heralds a new commitment to educational excellence.
Wirima said the program will shape the future of the basic education system as well as empower school leaders to lead with vision, compassion and innovation.
“Through this program, we are making a resolute investment in our school leaders the guiding lights who shape the educational experiences of our students,” she said adding that “we understand that effective leadership is the bedrock of thriving education system,” she said.
Wirima said it is the solemn duty of her ministry to equip school leaders with require skills, knowledge and support to lead lead with excellence.
“We recognize the tireless dedication and invaluable contributions of our school leaders and educators. We are committed to supporting their professional growth and development,” she said.
The Minister therefore called on for collaboration in order to achieve the educational goals as well as Malawi vision 2063.