Concerned with the poor state of their former school, ex -students of Mitundu Secondary School from all the three regions have teamed up to form an association that will among other things strategise fundraising activities to mobilize resources for the school.
Established in 1969, Mitundu Secondary School has produced many scholars who are serving the country in various high positions. Notable among them is the Inspector General of Police, Lexten Kachama, Regional Director of the Leadership for Environment and Development (LEAD), Professor Sosten Chiotha, Controller of Statutory Corporations Zangazanga Chikhosi, Former First Lady Anne Muluzi, Lilongwe City Deputy Mayor Kwame Bandawe and CCAP Nkhoma Synod General Secretary Reverend Vasco Kachipapa, among others.
Central Region Chairperson of Mitundu Secondary School Alumni Association, Joe Gedion Magowa told Malawi News Agency (Mana) in an interview that the grouping which was formed in February this year aims at restoring the lost glory of the school.
He said after visiting the school, the ex-students were shocked to see the pathetic state the school’s structures, hence the idea to form the association.
According to Magowa, two students share one bed as there are no enough beds. In class, some students sit on the floor due to shortage of desks.
He further said there are no chairs in the dining hall forcing students to take their meals whilst standing.
“The school’s water tank is not working resulting in an acute water shortage, the sewer system too broke down sometime back, the few pit latrines that were constructed are not enough for the 850 plus students,” said Magowa adding that there is only one computer which is working.
The school is also said to be having security problems due to lack of a fence around it, the development has increased cases of vandalism cases.
Electric pots are no longer functioning, such that it becomes a challenge to prepare meals for students in good time.
He appealed to all former students of the school and other well wishers to assist with financial or material resources to help alleviate some of the challenges.
Currently, the members and other well wishers pay a monthly fee of K500 or more through the Mitundu Secondary School Alumni Account Number 1001826952, National Bank Capital City Branch.
In Blantyre, the ex students meet at the Blantyre Sports Club while in Lilongwe they meet at Kips Restaurant formerly Summer Park; twice a month to discuss the problems.
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