Principals of Community Technical Colleges and Community Skills Development Centres were able to visit their counterparts in other institutions and share best practices as a result of an exercise supported by STEP.
The peer-to-peer learning experience was the brain-child of Mr. Todini Marecha who leads Component 3 of the UNESCO managed part of the EU funded Skills and Technical Education Programme. Mr. Todini commented: “As a former training institute principal myself, I appreciate the value of peer learning especially when visitors can physically see how others manage training institutes.”
Eight principals from the Northern Region were able to exchange views with colleagues and with the management officers at Mzuzu Technical College on Monday, March 12. A couple of days later, in the Southern Region, nine principals were able to visit and see operations at Mikolongwe Vocational School. Selected total of nine principals in the Central Region were not forgotten with a similar event organized at Don Bosco College on March 16.
This activity with Principals is part of an on-going capacity development initiative that has seen the establishment of a Principal’s Forum, and will soon have management training conducted for leaders at Government and grant aided technical colleges, Community Technical Colleges, and Community Skills Development Centres.