Malawi’s Vice PresidentRight Honorable Saulos Chilima has called for increased student participation in sports saying sports and exercise in general promotes students’ discipline and performance.
Chilima said this on Saturday when he attended Kamuzu Academy (KA) outstanding students academic and sports award ceremony in Kasungu district.
He said sports narrows the social gap between students and takes away tension build over studies.
“I wish to salute the deserving students and management of the Kamuzu Academy and let me assure you that government will continue supporting different sporting activities at all levels,” said Chilima.
In his speech KA Headmaster, Francis Cooke reminded the students to focus on the original cause for the establishment of the academy which was to pursue academic excellence.
“We still appreciate the founder, Dr Hastings Kamuzu Banda’s dream for making this school the best of its kind. His legacy continues to live on as evidenced in remarkable local and international accolade which the academy has had over 34 years of its establishment,” Cooke highlighted.
Cooke also saluted the cordial relationship between Malawi Government and the People’s Republic of China that had seen the introduction of Mandarin and Chinese languages being taught at the campus.
The relationship between the two countries has attracted numerous KA teachers to go oversees to pursue academic excellence.
At the event 110 prizes were awarded to 98 students from sports categories that included; javelin, long jump, high jump, relay race and individual 100 meters race.
Manuel De Jesus of Form 6 got 5 awards including the Macleod Cup.
Kamuzu Academy founded by Dr. Hastings Kamuzu Banda, was opened on 21st November 1981 and still remains one of the globally recognized high schools.
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