LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-The Ministry of Labor, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development has rolled out the revised TEVET curriculum starting with level 1effective January 2017 in all TEVET training institutions.
The revised curriculum is a product of the harmonization of the three curricula that have been offered in the TEVET system all these years.
The three curricula include the National Trade Test managed and administered by the Ministry of Labor; the Malawi Craft and Advanced Craft managed and administered by Malawi National Examinations Board (MANEB) and the TEVET Qualification Framework managed and administered by TEVET Authority.
The use of the revised TEVET curriculum in the TEVET system means that one certificate, the Malawi TEVET Certificate, will be awarded to all students who will start training in all public and private technical colleges from January 9, 2017 onwards.
In an press statement released this week and signed by Labor Minister Henry Mussa, and made available to The Maravi Post, the revised curriculum aims at responding to the industry’s demands as the existence of three parallel qualifications has been causing confusion among TEVET stakeholders.
Mussa disclosed that an assessment unit comprising members from the Ministry, TEVET Authority and MANEB will be responsible for assessment and certification of TEVET students to be trained based on the revised curriculum.
“The merging of the three TEVET curricula is a response to the industry’s demands as the existence of three parallel qualifications has been causing confusion among TEVET Stakeholders. The certificates will be issued by Ministry of Labour in conjunction with an independent assessment body,” said Mussa.
Mussa added: “The Ministry further wishes to assure the public that, with assistance from its stakeholders, all important aspects are being taken care of to ensure a smooth transition and smooth implementation of the revised TEVET curriculum.”
The labor minister assured all continuing TEVET students pursuing training using qualifications from the Ministry, MANEB and TEVET Authority that they will finish their training as planned and will be awarded certificates from the bodies they are training with.