Barely three weeks in the first term of the 2015/16 school calendar Mtakataka Community Day Secondary School in Dedza has been closed due to disagreement between school management and students.
Nyasa Times understands that the students want the school’s head teacher transferred on an allegation that he is facilitating the transfer of four teachers from the school.
It is reported that some students staged a protest on Monday that ended up in detaining the Head teacher in his own house, having no classes on the day, and a prompt visit by officials from the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology.
There was however a stalemate on the matter as the Ministry official failed to resolve the disagreement between the Head teacher and the students.
The students did however not damage school property as most students have in similar disagreements in the country.
The school has been closed indefinitely and Central West Education Division Manager Joseph Nkhata has lamented over the conduct of the students saying it is uncalled for.
This comes at a time when the government has increased fees and scape off examinations at standard eight and form four which requires students to put in more effort in education in readiness of form 4 examinations.
There is no immediate reaction from parents and education activists.