Bed bugs causes closure of Salima Secondary School

Students at Salima Secondary School have been forced to leave campus and go home because of menacing bed bugs.

Beg bugs

Beg bugs

Some students told Nyasa Times that some students who had money rented houses in nearby areas.

“The most hit are the boys hostels. The situation is out of hand,” said one student.

He said there was high rate absenteeism due to the bed bugs.

“Last time we had a similar situation, our hostels were sprayed but looks like the chemicals did not work, how come we have the same problem,” said the student.

The headmaster of the school refused to comment on the matter referring the reporter to the ministry of Education spokesperson who said he needed more time to get details on the matter.

However Nyasa Times witnessed the students boarding buses to their respective homes.

It is not known when the students will be back.

In Dowa, 25 girl students at Dowa Secondary School have spent a night in police cells after they vandalised school property, accusing teachers of calling them prostitutes.

This is a sixth time within three months that secondary school students have caused havoc in the district.

It is not yet known the cost of the damage but some teachers said it was extensive damage.

Management of the school had to call in the police to quell the situation which now went out of hand. It is expected that the girls will be suspended from the school after their release.

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bwanj amalawi opusa inu,even if vote ur so called rev.chakwera malawi wud stil remain poor,it can only begin with u

Brazilian Wax
It was necessary to usher in democracy but for sure we are/were not ready, as a country, to manage it. Since the dawn of democracy all systems are in sorry state. I remember when I got selected to Mchinji Secondary school in the early 1990s the facility was impeccable. Ask me how the facility is today. Kamuzu remains my hero. As if the failure to manage our own affairs as a country is not toxic enough, I heard this other day a member of parliament advocating for legalizing marijuana sugarcoated it as industrial marijuana. Are you sure with our sorry… Read more »



Mumgwirizano muli mphavu. Bed bags as small as they are chasing people Lol.

wa ku Mitchesi kujaaaaa!!!!
wa ku Mitchesi kujaaaaa!!!!
The problem of bedbugs has nothing to do with the absence of Kamuzu, or laziness of the Minister of Education, as some unabashed critics would imply. We never had bedbugs at Blantyre Secondary School (yes, that famous BSS) many years ago, but that is NOT because we were cleaner, or more vigilant. The world is evolving, and now even hotels in temperate climate countries have bedbug problems more seriously and more frequently. Not unusual these days to hear of a four-star hotel harboring bedbugs. Evolution, resistance to pesticides, etc? The school should remain cool, no panic; and bring in proven… Read more »

Malawi? Wut a joke

This would not happen under Kamuzu. Look at schools like Dedza Secondary and Mzuzu govt.secondary, these schools were formidable in tnose days under Kamuzu and the likes of Kanyama Chiume etc as education ministers.Who is the minister of Education now? These people are getting these fat salaries for nothing,the whole lot of them including the so called president|I really feel sorry for this country. By the way I am not a Tumbuka but in those days it did not matter where you came from and I am one of those who benefited from that govt. Boys and girls went to… Read more »
madiru mhango

If investigations provide certainty that the girls were indeed called sluts by a teacher or teachers,then the teacher or teachers should be displined for conduct unbecoming. The name calling does not create an environment for these girls to gain education. I pity them and please let justice prevail. They are not whores, if they are let their parents know and deal with the issue. Do not degrade students with satanic impunity.


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Thus terrible, Sanjama Pvt schools have nsabwe ndi nsikidzi, ena amati nkhunguni all becoz of over population at the sch, ministry of Educ its gud be checking both publick and private schools becoz these insects can cause dieses outbreak

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