IELTS Test Centers in Malawi

By | July 22, 2020

IELTS Testing Centres in Malawi

In total, there are 2 test locations in Malawi that offer IELTS exams. You can select the one which is closer to you.

There are two types of test format available for IELTS exams: paper-based or computer-delivered. For both formats, the Speaking Section is done with a real IELTS examiner on a face-to-face basis.

Lilongwe, Malawi

British Council – Lilongwe Pacific Hotel

Street Address: plot 13/12D, Lilongwe

Telephone Number: +27 11 560 9300

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Blantyre, Malawi

British Council Blantyre

Street Address: Protea Ryalls Hotel, 2 Hannover Avenue, P.O Box 30222, Blantyre

Telephone Number: +27 11 560 9300

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List of cities in Malawi where you can take the IELTS tests

  • Blantyre
  • Lilongwe

More about Malawi

  • COUNTRYVV: Overview of labor market in Malawi, including latest unemployment rate and youth unemployment. Also covers job distribution by economic sectors, such as public sector, finance and hotels and restaurants.

IELTS Test Centers in Malawi


The name Malawi goes back to one or more states that were founded in the 16th and 17th centuries. Century existed south of Lake Malawi. From 1875 Scottish Protestant missionaries settled on Lake Malawi, which was discovered by D. Livingstone in 1859, and in Blantyre in the Shirehochland. In 1891 Great Britain established the protectorate of British Central Africa (British Central Africa, 1907 in Nyasaland renamed). Economically, the white plantation owners dominated the resource-poor area; the local male workers were integrated into the regional migrant labor system. The first half of the 20th century was marked by several failed attempts to achieve independence. In January 1915, Christian Africans rose up in an uprising led by the Protestant clergyman John Chilembwe (* 1860s, † 1915), which was quickly suppressed. One of the key organizations in the struggle for independence was the Nyasaland African Congress (NAC), founded in 1944. In 1953 the British colonial power linked Nyassaland with northern and southern Rhodesia (today Zambia and Zimbabwe) to form the Central African Federation in which the whites predominated politically. The area served as a manpower reservoir for the gold and copper mines and the plantations operated by the whites in northern and southern Rhodesia. At the end of the 1950s there was active resistance from the black population, headed by H. K. Banda. Under his leadership, the Malawi Congress Party (MCP; emerged from NAC in 1959) won the first general election in 1961; then Banda took over the post of Prime Minister in 1963 (until 1966).

After the dissolution of the federation on December 31, 1963, Nyassaland became independent as Malawi on July 6, 1964, initially as a monarchy under the British Crown, and since July 6, 1966 as a republic within the Commonwealth. The MCP became the sole legal party in 1966 under a one-party system; Competitors for political power were suppressed and persecuted.

Under the dictatorial ruling President Banda (elected for life in 1971) the government promoted the private peasant economy domestically and pursued a pro-Western line in foreign policy. As the only member state of the OAU, Malawi officially established diplomatic relations with the Republic of South Africa in 1968, but also joined the Southern African Development Coordination Conference (SADCC), which opposed the apartheid policy of the Republic of South Africa. Check clothesbliss to see Malawi the Warm Heart of Africa.

Under pressure from international creditors and the opposition that was gradually forming, as well as after bloody unrest in the spring of 1992, a multi-party system was introduced in a constitutional referendum in July 1993. In May 1994 parliamentary and presidential elections were held, in which President Banda and the former unity party MCP were defeated. The new president was B. Muluzi (re-elected in 1999), leader of the United Democratic Front (UDF), which also won the 1999 parliamentary elections. Since Muluzi was no longer allowed to run after two terms in office, Bingu wa Mutharika became the economic expert and former World Bank employee in the 2004 presidential elections his successor in office. After the parliamentary elections held at the same time, in which the previously opposition MCP achieved a majority, a coalition of the UDF and smaller parties ruled. After differences within the UDF, Mutharika founded the DPP in February 2005, which was joined by numerous UDF members from parliament and government. Government policy goals were v. a. the fight against corruption, the economic development of the country as well as the equalization of political (including ethnic-regional) differences.

In 2009 there were parliamentary and presidential elections, which were won by the DPP and Mutharika. In 2010 the country received a new national flag. In the same year, Vice President Joyce Banda founded the People’s Party (PP) after a power struggle with the President. Demonstrations against the governance of Mutharika and against the worsening economic situation escalated into bloody riots in late July 2011, during which the security forces violently attacked the protesters.