K2m student’s examination fees stolen at Thyolo Secondary School

Robbers armed with panga knives on Monday morning stole K2 million worth of school fees at Thyolo Secondary School, Police have confirmed.

The money is reportedly examination fees collected from candidates for the Malawi National Examination Board (MANEB).

Confirming the incident, Edith Kachotsa, Police Public Relation Officer told the Malawi News Agency (Mana) that the robbers who were seven in number also went away with a computer.

Kachotsa said the unknown assailants made entry into the schools staffroom at around 1 am.

They found one of the teachers, identified as Edward Abraham working and forcefully took his key.

She said the robbers used this key to gain entry into the schools Deputy Headmaster’s office where the money was being kept.

“Abraham was then tied together with the guard on watch, Gideon Edson.

“The robbers then went away with the examination fees amounting to K2,177,850 in cash together with a laptop,” said Kachotsa.

There are serious questions as to why Abraham was at the office at an odd hour but in a statement he insists he was typing school work.

There was tension at the school campus on Monday morning as students boycotted assembly and classes all together demanding the immediate release of their teacher.

Police were called in and amicably brought order to the otherwise volatile situation.

A retired headmaster who spoke to Mana on grounds of anonymity said it is not procedural to keep such money at a school saying every school is supposed to deposit the money into MANEB account immediately.

The police have since appealed to anyone that might have information leading to the arrest of the culprits to come forth to help in apprehending the assailants.

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11 thoughts on “K2m student’s examination fees stolen at Thyolo Secondary School”

  1. Ironey says:

    this is what is called dejavu politicians are stealing from us through cashgate and putting the money in the back of their cars now teachers are hiring thugs to steal from us again when will this corruption end i cry for my country..

  2. Guguh says:

    So are the students supposed to pay again due the the negligence of the school? Koma kumalawi timatoledwa lawsuit kale iyi if they dare say the students pay again mmene ndalama ikuvutira ma malawi..osamangoifupa boma

  3. the problem of technology….. Laptop abale ndi chani inu… Kukomedwa ndi laptop. mpaka on a night shift. Aaa inu what school work? is the school premises safe for a night shift? aggravate the matter, the door Keys! Aaaaa my fellow teacher u shud hav done ur woke home. Nanga chonchi. Teaching iribe ma allowance tu. Mwatani kodi?

  4. Musazafulu Dums. says:

    Muuzeni Peter akupasani Mk2m kwa iye si news yoti nkumawerenga pano iyayi.

  5. Okhrana says:

    Zachamba eti pabomapo pali nb amasungiranji m’ office, the teacher akunama, what work ? Am also a teacher, a head, dhead, teacher yo and watch man akudziwa, staged robbery, asambizi cashgating exams fees, kuphatu ana. Bola mukanaba sch fees

  6. Nyayekha says:

    Mmmmmm strange why the teacher was working at such an odd hour and how cime he had keys where the money was being kept?how did the thugs know where the money was?this odd working hour teacher on an odd robberry day has alot to explain…mpaneni anyeyekha!!!

  7. Mfumusinyasa says:

    Why couldnt he work late at his home. Is he married? Squeez his balls and he will tell everything

  8. Nyondo says:

    Staged theft.

  9. Green Grass says:

    The teacher was typing school work at 1am and was in possession of keys for the Deputy Headmasters office? And the Deputy why give the keys for his office to somebody yet he must have known that there are huge sums of money in there? Doesn’t the school have an accounts office with a safe and if there are such facilities why was the money not kept by accounts?

  10. chindaxi says:

    Arranged robbery!!! At 1am working… What type of cool work…were you marking exams….or what work.

    Anyongedwe basi mphuzitsiyo!!!

  11. The Analyst says:

    ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
    “Time”, “reason” n “place” are seemingly little but very important things that we must always observe n combine properly; coz just by getting one of them wrong, one can find him/herself in deep shit.
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    In perspective:
    . . . One can be in trouble for being at the right place, for a right reason but at wrong time (e.g. a gun attack while one is at work).
    . . . One can be in problems for being at a wrong place for the right reason and at right time (e.g. an old dilapidated building being used as a classroom or restaurant e.g kips in Blantyre which collapsed).
    . . . One can still find him/herself in quandary for being at the right place, at the right time but for a wrong reason (e.g. wanting to rob a bank at night).
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    Sadly, it is the law of gods and men that getting one wrong is more serious than getting two rights!
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    This teacher in question was at the right place, for a right reason (if we go by what he said-school work). But was he at this right place for this right reason at the right time? The answer is “No.”
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    We have many innocent people in our jails just for failing to combine these things peoperly. Let us all try, at all cost to observe n combine them in the right manner. Otherwise . . . . This teacher will be tortured until explains why he was at the right place for a right reason but at wrong time! And its no laughing matter!!!
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