Malawi to renovation of schools at cost of US$6m

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The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology in Malawi has revealed that US$6.7m will be used in renovating 400 schools in the region, in order to restore schools destroyed due to heavy storms and flooding in the country.

According to the acting publicist in the Ministry Manfred Ndovi, the renovation will take places occupied by the schools currently, but in future, there are plans to build better schools in areas that are not prone to disaster.

According to a report released by the Secretary and Commissioner for Disaster Management Affairs, up to 300 thousand students have been affected, with 350 schools being affected.

The report also indicates that some other schools have now been turned into accommodation sites for individuals displaced by the floods. It also indicates that there are plans to ensure that these individuals are out of the schools during learning time and back in the evening.

The Districts of Phalombe, Chikwawa, Mulanje, Machinga, Nsanje, Thyolo, and Mangochi have received 50 tents from Unicef. In addition, the districts have also been given 565 schools in a box kits for use in the schools.