The Ministry of Gender, Community Development and Social Welfare has expressed optimism that a revised diploma curriculum at Magomero Community Development College will help respond to the country’s needs.
Deputy Minister, Agnes Nkusa-Nkhoma, made the remarks in Lilongwe on Wednesday when the Germany Government, through GIZ’s Green Innovations Centres for the Agricultural and Food Sector (GIAE) handed over the curriculum to the Ministry.
“You are aware that with the increase in knowledge due to technology and globalization, the past skills keep on losing relevance at a fast rate. It is, therefore, imperative to review our curriculum to equip our learners with usable skills which match the complicated challenges of the modern world,” Nkusa-Nkhoma said.
The new curriculum has been aligned to Malawi 2063 and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), among key documents currently in use.
GIAE Team Leader, Alexandra Farrington-Schomburg, said the development of the new curriculum is one way of sustaining the gains the project has registered.
“Through Magomero College and the Community Development Assistants structure, we can actually achieve more. Magomero is an institution that has got everything to equip local people to actually continue with that,” Farrington-Schomburg said.
She said the revised curriculum has aspects such as natural resource management, climate change and gender aspects.
Apart from the revised curriculum, GIZ also handed over 10 motorcycles to Nkhatabay and Nkhotakota districts councils which it said are going to be used by community development assistants. Four motorcycles will go to Nkhatabay, while six will go to Nkhotakota.