20-year old Malawi school without classrooms

It is sad and unfortunate. Barely a week after Malawi celebrated 54 years of independence, it has been discovered that there are some schools in the country which deserve not to be called such.

Kondowe: We will help out

One of them is Koche Junior Primary School  in central region district of Dedza which, since its establishment two decades ago, it has no classrooms. No headteacher’s office. And no toilets.

Through a media visit organised by the Civil Society Education Coalition (CSEC), with financial support from the Swedish Development Partners (SDP), Nyasa Times learnt that there are only three teachers at the “school” of against seven classes.

Headteacher of the the school, Julio Simon, confirmed the development and added that the students have been learning under trees since the school was established.

And CSEC executive director, Benedicto Kondowe, said it was unfortunate to have such a scenario when the country was celebrating 54 years of independence.

“What we have witnessed in Dedza  today is sad. These children have their rights to education which are being hampered,” said Kondowe.

According to Kondowe, CSEC will liaise with donors so that the school can be assisted.

He then commended World Bank for supporting communities by erecting new structures for schools including classroom blocks.

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Boys4qualityeducation
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Boys4qualityeducation

this is a pathetic development….Mr. Kondowe, lets join our hands in identifying the donors for that noble course….Its not only in Dedza, even here in Karonga we have such schools. God Help Us.

Chappe;
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This is very sad and shameful. How is the country to develop when we read stories like this one? Why is there no input from the Ministry of Ed.? It seems to rely on businesses and overseas aid to improve the infra-structure of education. We are constantly reading on this site of schools without books, desks, adequate buildings that don’t collapse due to wind and rain. and shortage of teachers. We also read about teachers not being paid at the end of the month. Neglecting the young people and education is no way to develop a country. The government urgently… Read more »

Chatsalira
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Chatsalira

I keep wondering where does Constituency Development Fund goes to. Even this MK4Billion that the MPa are sharing , will not address issues at Constituency level.
There is no accountability whatsoever. Time to rise up and demand accountability of government funds.

#DzukaniAmalawi
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#DzukaniAmalawi

Where is the government? Where is the tax money going? Where is the development that Peter keeps bragging about? Why iseter assassinating an entire generation by denying it it’s basic human rights….education

Sombazi
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Sombazi

Mmhu

Chekachingwe
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Chekachingwe

When I am driving in towns of Lilongwe, Mangochi, Mzuzu, Blantyre among others I see several Porsche vehicles registered DZ. This gives me an idea that most people in Dedza are rich. Hence Dedza gurus, this is not the time to put all eyes on government for assistance. Please contribute MK2,000.00 each per month for 3 years. We can construct school blocks at Koche from our small contributions. This is embarrassing not only to government but even all those originating from Dedza…….are the friends of Dedza grouping still in existence.
I also come from Dedza. But this is really embarrassing.

Johane
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Johane

This is questionable reasoning. So because you saw fancy cars there you expect random private citizens to do government’s job?!

Isaac Kazanga
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Isaac Kazanga

Very good idea. Can someone rise up and call for a meeting? I contructed an Early Childhood Development Centre at Linthipe to address educational challenges in Dedza.

Hlabezulu Ngonoonda
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Hlabezulu Ngonoonda

The idea is good. Those eager to contribute may do so. But it would be hard among other people in the district to contribute. Others are unemployed. Others live from hand to mouth. Others hardly make profits from farming. As such it would be much better if all taxes that is recouped from anyone from Dedza but working in both private and public sectors be transmitted back to Dedza for infrastructure developments. Believe me, Dedza will have durable school structures. Besides, the district will managed to built a university to accommodate students that are being left out because of quota… Read more »

#DzukaniAmalawi
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#DzukaniAmalawi

Where is your tax going to Chekachingwe? Isn’t it for govt tomput up infrastructure including schools? Why must people be taxed twice?

tema
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tema

Where are the Tembos and Malungas??????????

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