Experts express mixed views on Chakwera’s speech

An education expert Benedicto Kondowe has faulted President Lazarus Chakwera on what he described as failureĀ to clearly indicate how best his government will be engaging students during the three-week closure of schools to avoid a repeat of what happened in the first phase of covid-19.

Kondowe, who is also Executive Director of Civil Society Education Network (CSEC) said this is an indication that the decision of closure of schools was arrived at without proper consultations.

“Thus government should communicate how it will manage the whole process,” Kondowe demanded.

But a health rights campaigner Maziko Matemba has applauded President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera for creating what he termed a clear roadmap in fighting against Covid-19 pandemic.

This comes after President Chakwera in his national address announced establishment of more isolation centers, and purchase of protective gear and hiring of health workers among others as measures in the fight.

Matemba has since urged government to ensure implementation of these measures if the country is to win the fight against the pandemic.

Meanwhile, ministry of education announced that administration of Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) and higher institution Examinations will proceed and that schools will resume on February 8, 2021.

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