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Type Conference Paper - International Invitational Educational Policy Research Conference, Paris, France, 2005
Title Challenges to the provision of quality basic education for all: Evidence from Malawi SACMEQ programs
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2005
City Paris
Country/State France
A new United Democratic Front (UDF) government of Malawi embarked on an ambitious programmed of Free Primary Education (FPE) policy in 1994 as a response to the calls for Education for All (EFA). To this effect, Malawi was one of the first few developing countries to respond to the Jomtien call for EFA. Can quality EFA really be attained? The results reported in this paper were from the studies undertaken by the Southern African Consortium for Monitoring Educational Quality (SACMEQ) which were done in 1998 and 2002 for Malawi. In this report the overall levels of provision of resources to primary schools in Malawi and the achievement levels as measured by tests in reading and mathematics given to Standard 6 pupils have been assessed.

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