Students at Salima Secondary School have been forced to leave campus and go home because of menacing bed 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.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :