Malawi is currently facing a crisis of annual “Higher Education Enrolment”. Malawi’s tertiary gross enrolment rate is 0.4 percent as compared to 8.2% of Sub-Saharan countries average enrolment. According to the UNDP Human Development Report of 2014, the Malawi enrolment rate of 0.2% is the lowest in Africa in terms of quality and relevance of programs offered in the sector. Before and after Independence (1961 to 1964; 1964 to date), Malawi adopted the following modes of teaching and learning: Distance Teaching and Learning; Radio Instructions; Open and Distance Learning (ODL) and face to face interaction mode. These modes of teaching and learning have greatly contributed to low higher education enrolment for they have been said to be: Not flexible; expensive; and restrictive, leaving out some very able and capable citizens. This tendency has implications for creating an elite society which is contrary to the world-wide goal of creating a more inclusive society.

Author: Albert K.M.Y. Kayange

Published in: London International Conference on Education (LICE-2021)

  • Date of Conference: 22-24 November 2021
  • DOI: 10.20533/LICE.2021.0019
  • ISBN: 978-1-913572-42-6
  • Conference Location: Virtual (London, UK)