66 Teachers Graduate at DAPP Chilangoma TTC
On 2 November 2018, DAPP Chilangoma Teachers Training College awarded certificates of completion to 66 primary school teachers who had been trained as teachers for rural Malawi primary schools.
The graduated teachers, 39 females and 27 males, were awarded the IPTE 2 (Initial Primary Teacher Education) certificate by the Malawi Nation Examinations Board (MANEB) which qualifies them as primary school teachers in Malawi.
The event was graced by the Southern West Education Division Manager Henry Gwede who called on the graduated teachers to go out and embrace their noble profession by maintaining social distances and working hard to produce desired results.
In his remarks, he emphasised that his office will continue monitoring teachers and as teachers trained for rural Malawi primary schools they need to prove that they are indeed change agents and another kind of teachers.
DAPP Malawi trains primary school teachers specifically for rural primary schools. Apart from training the teachers in the profession, the training also emphasises on the role of the teacher as a change agent who plays a leading role in the community building efforts.
The DAPP Teachers Training Colleges Principal Iben Pedersen expressed satisfaction with the graduating class for attaining a 100 percent pass rate. She called on the graduated teachers to go out and cherish their career of choice.
The graduation ceremony was spiced up by activities which included drama, music and poems by the graduating teachers and primary school learners from Chigodi primary school. One of the school where the student teachers carried out their teaching practices.
DAPP Malawi has four Teacher Training Colleges namely Chilangoma in Blantyre, Amalika in Thyolo, Dowa in Dowa and Mzimba in Mzimba district. To date, the four TTCs have graduated 2738 teachers of which approximately 2300 have been employed in rural primary schools.