Private Schools Owners Association of Malawi (PRISAM) has struck partnership that will see teachers in private schools under PRISAM get professional development opportunities through DMI St John the Baptist University (DMI) and Domasi College of Education (DCE).
During the meeting in Bangwe with the chairman and directors of PRISAM Bangwe Zone, the Principal of DCE and his three-member team showcased how the two institutions can support career development for teachers teaching in PRISAM schools.
DCE Senior Lecturer, Gracious Gadama, said it was imperative that PRISAM engage accredited academic institutions in its quest to improve its staff’s career development.
“The packages that we will be offering to you are well tailored to the current education demands, and will hence enable your institutions to perform accordingly,’’ Gadama said.
Directors of private schools in Bangwe, commended the move and initiative taken by PRISAM to have this special programme once everything is set.
“We have hope in PRISAM,” said one of the directors.
PRISAM’s Vice President, Patricia Chisi, moved in to highlight the importance of both institutions to provide professional development to teachers in private schools once due processes are done including membership payment.
“One of the advantages the schools will get is that their teachers will get trained and certified. In addition, as you have seen, their teachers will have an opportunity to upgrade their qualifications with the institutions which are here signing this memorandum of understanding,” said Chisi.
Malawi follows an education system where both public and private schools operate harmonly.