Kamuzu Academy alumni resuscitates association

Duncan Mlanjira – Nyasa Times

Former students  of Kamuzu Academy are resurrecting their defunct alumni association and is set to be re-launched during the grammar school’s Founder’s Day in November.

Kamuzu Academy in Kasungu

Kamuzu Academy in Kasungu

Interim committee secretary Thombizana Thindwa said there was a need to resurrect the alumni association to continue with the objectives that were set up in the original constitution such as providing a forum for interaction, networking, exchange of ideas and thoughts and to foster fellowship and unity of members engaged in various work of life.

“Our alumni association went into a silent mode in the past couple of years because of various reasons but it is time now that we resuscitate it for the benefit of the alumni, present students and those that have just graduated from it and are pursuing their various careers,” Thindwa said.

“One of the tasks we are working on is to revise Constitution and to set up an address directory for all alumni, both locally and those in the diaspora, so that we can be supporting Kamuzu Academy’s administration in maintaining and offering to all Malawians high standards of educational and recreational facilities.

She appealed to all alumnis to register in large numbers so that the target to relaunch in November is met.

The registration fee is at a minimum of K10 ,000 but those willing can contribute more as grants for the good of the association.

“So far we have just over 41 registered members,” Thindwa said. “We need to reach 100 registered members so that we can collect K1 million to organise the re-launch.

“The interim committee is dedicated that this should materiarise but we need the support of the alumni both within and outside the country to come forward and register,” she said.

The alumni are urged to visit [email protected] for the address directory. They can register by first depositing the registration fee in the association’s bank account Kamuzu Academy Alumni, Malawi Savings Bank, Blantyre Branch account number 2025436041001.

Kamuzu Academy, nicknamed the Eton of Africa by a visiting British envoy many years ago, was founded by former Head of State, late Dr. Hastings Kamuzu Banda on 21st November, 1981.

It has produced elite products for the country’s public and private industry and still enjoys public popularity 35 years on.

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