MZUZU DIOCESE CATHOLIC EDUCATION COMMISSION (DOMEC)
Diocese of Mzuzu Education Commission (DOMEC) is a department under the Directorate of Social Development of Mzuzu Diocese whose mandate is to provide quality education services in the Diocese of Mzuzu in the quest to promote, propagate and defend the Kingdom of God through education and training. DOMEC subscribes to the Episcopal Conference of Malawi – Catholic Education Commission and is a member of Association of Christian Educators in Malawi (ACEM). DOMEC was established in 1999 to enhance quality education and social teaching of the Catholic Church
DOMEC partners government in ensuring equitable access to education of all eligible children; in line with overarching international and national policies such as: Millennium Development Goals; Education for All; Free Primary Education and national Education Sector Plan. Currently, the Diocese of Mzuzu operates 263 primary schools, 5 Secondary schools, 2 Vocational and Technical Colleges and a Teacher Training College.
Despite the schools being owned by the Catholic Church they are accessed by all children regardless of creed, race, or color.
- To improve the quality of education through the provision of adequate administrative and professional support services to education institutions in the Diocese.
The Core business of DOMEC is to coordinate all education services in the Diocese so that quality education is accessible by all. In addition to the routine coordination, a majority of DOMEC activities are implemented as projects funded by donor agencies, partners, and friends of goodwill. Since its inception, DOMEC continues to implement projects aimed at: improving school infrastructure and facilities; teacher professional capacity; community awareness in the governance of schools; child protection and child rights. The commission also has under its proprietorship schools that provide special needs education and is networked with other organizations that offer these services.