Maryam girls’ teacher training college graduates 419 girls

Government has called on new graduates of Maryam girls’ teacher training college to observe discipline and professional ethics when executing their duties for quality education in the country.

Acting director in department of teacher education and development in the ministry of education, science and technology Mary Chirwa made the call in Mangochi district during a sixth graduation ceremony at Maryam girls teacher training college where 419 girls of IPT10 and 11 received their certificates.

Chirwa applauded Maryam girls’ teacher training college for its emphasis on discipline as it will help to eliminate indiscipline which is a serious challenge in many schools.

“Education for girls is a very important step towards empowerment of women as they are able to participate in all sectors of national building and development like their male counterparts,”said Chirwa

She said as a nation there is need to massively invest in education at all levels of society as it is a vital tool towards emancipation of nationals from the bondage of poverty and ignorance particularly among the women,” says

Khatubhai Mahomed who represented IPT 10 and IPT 11 lamented the prolonged stay of girls without being recruited to discharge their duties.

Mahomed said “the 2 years stay waiting for government posting results into teachers forgetting the skills they acquired during the training such as scheme writing and lessons plan which need to be exercised frequently.”

She appealed to the ministry of education to employ the teachers soon after teaching trainings for them to deliver their best and boost the education standards which enables the country to produce bright citizens.

Responding to the concerns Chirwa said government has put in place measures to ensure that ODL5, IPT 10 and 11 are employed in the next financial year.

“The 419 new graduates will help to reduce the teacher pupil ratio which is worrisome,” Chirwa said.

In his turn chairperson for the graduation committee Altaf Ghani said training teachers without moral conduct is very harmful as it affects quality of education in the country.

Ghani said Bilal trust’s objective is to educate more girls for them to be in key positions and develop the country.

“Maryam girls’ teacher training college faces financial challenges in supporting trainees when they are out of the institution for training hence asking government to render more support,” Ghani said

However Ghani said Bilal trust is committed to uplift women by teaching them various skills.

He said “we will soon embark on diploma programs and are just waiting for the ministry to monitor the new classes.”

Then Ghani asked the girls to go further with their studies for them to be ambassadors and role models of Islam.

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