Global partnership crucial for Malawi’s education sector – Chakwera

President Lazarus Chakwera says global partnership on education is significant in developing the Malawi’s education sector.

He said this at Kamuzu International Airport (KIA) in Lilongwe upon departure for United Kingdom (UK) to attend the 2021 Global Education Summit (GES).

According to Chakwera, the Summit is crucial for Malawi as it will provide the country a platform that will enable a girl child excelling in her education to higher level.

“For the girl child and for truly a development of the nation, it will be crucial for us to partner with people that have sentiments like ours.

“To raise the level of education in this country and particularly with emphasis on girls, making sure that when we train a girl child we will have answered many other issues,” Chakwera said.

The 2021 GES: Financing Global Partnership for Education (GPE) 2021-2025 is being co-hosted in London by the President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta and the UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson.

According to the Ministry of Education, a central feature of the summit will be the ambitious pledges from donors to help the GPE to reach its target of at least $5 billion over five years, along with commitments from GPE partner countries on domestic financing for education.

GPE is the largest global multilateral fund dedicated to education in developing countries and it aims at strengthen education systems in developing countries to increase the number of children who are in school and learning.

The Summit will take place from on 28th- 29th July 2021, and Chakwera is expected to return home on Sunday 1st August 2021.

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