INFLUENCE OF SCHOOL INSPECTION ON THE QUALITY OF INCLUSIVE EDUCATION IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN MALAW
Education is a basic right to all persons regardless of their socioeconomic, cultural background and
physical characteristics. Research has shown that education is a key to socioeconomic development of
any country and the only way to empower individuals and help them lead a productive life. Thus
countries invest billions of dollars every year in education in an effort to have an educated society
which can contribute to the socioeconomic and industrial growth of the country. It is therefore the
expectation of every government to see that the education that is being offered is of the desired
quality. This is why school inspection has been used over the years as an instrument for ensuring
quality education in schools. The 21st century has come with many emerging issues, one of these being
inclusive education. While governments are busy maintaining education standards using school
inspection, inclusive education which seem to be a new phenomenon in the education system requires
special attention to ensure that all the people regardless of their conditions, access quality education.
This study therefore explores how school inspection can influence quality of inclusive education in
Malawi, expected challenges and way forward.