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close this bookPrimary Teacher Education in Malawi: Insights into Practice and Policy (CIE, 2002, 144 p.)
close this folderChapter 10: Analysis Of Teacher Supply And Demand
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View the document10.1 Teacher supply
View the document10.2 The demand for new teachers
View the document10.3 A simulation
View the document10.4 Some observations


The central question that this chapter explores is what is the likely demand for primary teachers in the short and medium term? The answer to this question is important because it will determine what alternative methods of training are financially and logistically viable as the first phase of MIITEP reaches its conclusion. Decisions will have to be made within the next two years about the future modes of provision. In particular, if the numbers needed on a recurrent basis are within the capacity of the present College system, conventional full-time pre-career PRESET may be an option. If they are not, then either a system with a similar capacity to MIITEP to qualify large numbers of trainees is needed, or substantial expansion of College enrolments has to be contemplated.