133 Teachers graduate at Chilangoma and Dowa TTCs
DAPP Chilangoma and Dowa Teachers Training Colleges (TTC) have graduated 133 teachers during ceremonies that took place in the colleges on the 15 and 29th November respectively. The qualified teachers which included 91 females and 42 males were under the Initial Primary Teacher Education program.
Gracing the occasion at Chilangoma TTC was the South West Education Division Inspector of Schools Christopher Ziba who recommended DAPP Malawi for the efforts in training rural primary schools teachers which is a remedy for reducing the pupil teacher ratio in public primary schools.
He hailed DAPP TTCs for its teacher training program that trains a teacher to be humanly motivated, demanding responsibilities as well as spearheading community building efforts in areas around their schools.
The Inspector of Schools called on the fresh graduates to be entrepreneurial and at the same time he pointed out that doing businesses as teachers should not compromise their work but they have to prioritize the learners and avoid businesses during school hours.
In Dowa, the guest of honour was the Coordinator in the Department of Teacher Education Development Mary Chirwa. She recommended DAPP Malawi for the teacher training program that is complementing the government of Malawi’s efforts in training primary school teachers.
“We need to train almost 8,000 teachers per year if the teacher pupil ratio is to normalize but we cannot manage to do that on our own as Government,” said Chirwa.
She therefore called on the graduating teachers to go out and make a difference and be able to leave marks in the communities they will be working in by being exemplary.
The two graduation ceremonies were spiced up by exhibitions and performances by the graduating students, student teachers and community members.
DAPP Teacher Training Colleges train teachers for rural Malawi primary schools.
To date, DAPP has graduated 2229 teachers from its four TTCs namely; Chilangoma, Amalika, Dowa and Mzimba.