Deadline: 26-Jun-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
In November 2018 the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Ministry signed a Financial Advisory Services Agreement, under which IFC will act as the lead advisor to the Ministry in structuring a PPP for designing, financing, construction and/or reconstruction, operation and maintenance of 20 (new) schools It is expected that the Government will continue delivering educational services in the new schools. The private partner will be selected through a competitive tender process. IFC intends to select an engineering/ financial consultant to advise and assist IFC in undertaking due diligence and implementing a competitive selection of a private partner to implement the Project. The private partner will be responsible for designing, financing, construction and/or reconstruction, operation and maintenance of schools and it is expected that the Ministry will deliver the educational services, including the teachers and the management of the educational process.
Alberto Gwande and his students at Khuzi school in Malawi need more teachers. The school is severely understaffed, with only six teachers for nearly 800 students. “I was supposed to receive new teachers last year, but they never came,” recalls Alberto, the headteacher.
Khuzi is 20 kilometres away from Nathenje, the nearest large village with a trading center, and its Pupil-Teacher Ratio (PTR) is 131 pupils per teacher. In contrast, Chibubu school, located four kilometers from Nathenje, has a PTR of 65, while Mwatibu school, located inside the village, has a PTR of just 49. And yet, despite the shortage at Khuzi, it was Chibubu which received four new teachers last year.