Skills Innovation Key to Transforming Malawi
The plan consists of scientific knowledge that can be implemented, which Nyalonje described as "impressive".
LILONGWE, Malawi - The Minister of Labour Agness Nyalonje emphasized the need to focus on innovative ideas that will benefit Malawians during the launch of the Technical, Entrepreneurial and Vocational Education and Training (TEVET) 2024-2030 strategic plan on Wednesday, writes Judgement Katika.
The plan consists of scientific knowledge that can be implemented, which Nyalonje described as "impressive," citing the achievements made under the previous strategic plan that will continue under the new one.
"Graduates are being produced now and again through formal education, and the skills imparted to young people must also be based on science and technology," Nyalonje stated.
In his remarks, George Khakhi, Executive Director for the Employers Consultative Association of Malawi (ECAM), commended TEVET for imparting skills to young people, many of whom have benefited from the initiative as the strategic plan addresses gaps in the system.
"We are supporting TEVET after identifying the skills that young people are gaining from TEVET colleges, and some are now office bearers through their support," Khakhi said.
However, the Ministry of Labour is planning to collaborate with the Ministry of Education to review and introduce skills at the grassroots level for better knowledge through science and technology for self-reliance.
"Innovation is the formula to transform Malawi through skills development," Nyalonje emphasized.