Malawi. Factfile :. Country: Malawi Capital city: Lilongwe Population: Approx. 14 million Birth rate is on average 5.9 per woman. The economy is predominately agricultural, with about 90% of the population living in rural areas.
- Men: 44 years - Women: 43 years
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Goal 2:Achieve universal primary education by 2015, ensuring that children everywhere, boys and girls alike, are able to complete a full course of primary schooling
The 2008 Malawi Development Report (Challenges)
-Lack of qualified teachers
-Poor School building infrastructure
-Teaching standards not monitored
-No provision for children with special needs
-Absenteeism due to diet and health problems.
-Children not continuing on to secondary school.
The National Educational Sector Plan 2008 (Achievements)
2000 = 41% 2006 = 42%