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Malawi to get $100m to reorient higher education to economic needs


World Bank loan will prioritise women and train lecturers and professors

The World Bank has approved a US$100 million loan to enhance skills development in higher education in Malawi and align courses to development goals and the private sector. 

The Skills for a Vibrant Economy Project aims to develop skills relevant to “priority areas of the economy” in nine universities, seven technical colleges, and 30 skills training institutions. The bank says it will reach 45,000 university students and 65,000 technical and vocational education and training students.

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