80 Graduate from DAPP Dowa Teachers Training College
DAPP Malawi, through its four Teachers Training Colleges (TTC) in Mzimba, Dowa, Thyolo and Blantyre districts Namely Mzimba, Dowa, Amalika and Chilangoma Teacher Training Colleges aim at equipping youth in teaching skills and knowledge that will enable the students to become teachers for the rural primary schools of Malawian communities. After the completion of the three year teaching course at DAPP TTC’s, the students are placed in rural government primary schools across all districts in Malawi by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology.
The 7th of December 2018 marked yet another milestone for DAPP Malawi as it added 80 qualified student of which 49 were females and 31 male students to its growing list of graduated teachers. The students who graduated from DAPP Dowa TTC where not only graduating and embarking on their new journey, but they graduated as the best graduating class of 2018 with a 100% pass rate among all the Teachers Training College’s in Malawi.
Present at the occasion was guest of Honour Mrs. Mary Chirwa who is the Chief Educational Officer in the Ministry of Educational, Science and Technology. She encouraged the graduates to work hard and ensure that their learners perform to the best of their abilities. NGO board representative, the Principle of Emmanuel TTC & Deputy Principle of Lilongwe TTC and Monitoring & Evaluation officer for the Director of Teacher Education and Development were also present at the function.
Principle of DAPP Dowa TTC, Mr. Blessings Kambewa reminded the students that their journey has just began “As teachers, strive to be the best you can. Strive to not only be teachers but to also be taught yourself. Invest in learning and you will never go wrong” he said. To date, DAPP Malawi has graduated more than 2,700 teachers of which approximately 2,300 are working in rural government primary schools across the country