Private Schools Association of Malawi (PRISAM), which aims to improve education in the city’s private schools, launched the Lilongwe Chapter on Friday after successfully launching the Blantyre Chapter.
Private Schools in Lilongwe were urged to join the association, according to PRISAM President Amon Tafya, so they can gain access to free computers, library books, instructional materials, and PRISAM SACCO, among other advantages.
To be a part of the better private schools, the president encouraged Lilongwe’s private schools to join the association.
“We established this chapter to encourage owners of private schools to join the association and take advantage of the many advantages we have planned. We’ll start a new chapter in Mzuzu very soon as well.
All private school owners in Lilongwe, both urban and rural, have received letters from the association inviting them to join the PRISAM Lilongwe Chapter. We urged them to speak with one voice because this is their mother’s body,” Tafya said.
He expressed his happiness that the group’s membership was expanding and reminded private school administrators that PRISAM is a membership-driven organization and that its primary goal is to serve the interests of all participating schools, not just those of its members.
Since then, Tafya has urged school administrators to psychologically prepare learners and students who will be taking national exams this year.
Candidates must adhere to MANEB regulations and demonstrate confidence in their abilities during the upcoming PSLCE, JCE, and MSCE examinations, he said.
As the newly appointed chair of the Lilongwe Chapter, Chimwemwe Kumwenda, stated his priorities are to increase membership, enhance education, and collaborate with all parties, including the government, to accomplish a common objective.
For the benefit of the education industry, Kumwenda promised he would put forth an unremitting effort to ensure that all schools joined the association.
Jack Mande, Director for New Generation Private Schools, has since praised the PRISAM launch, saying it came at the perfect time after so much anticipation.
Mande claimed that the association is a parent to the private schools in Lilongwe and has since urged other school directors to join the association so that they can speak with a unified voice.
“A long time ago, we required this Association. We faced many difficulties during COVID-19, and private schools had nowhere to turn as a mother body to voice their concerns,” added Mande.