Bishop Mtumbuka opens boarding secondary school in Nthalire constructed by Catholic church

Catholic Bishop for Karonga Diocese, Martin Mtumbuka Tuesday officially opened a boarding secondary school in the area of Traditional Authority (TA) Nthalire in Chitipa district constructed to the tune of €265, 000 (over K223 million).

Bishop Mtumbuka;St. Ignatius of Loyola in Nthalire will be the second boarding secondary school in the district by the Karonga Diocese following the establishment of Kaseghe Girls Boarding Secondary School in the area of TA Mwabulambia.

St. Ignatius of Loyola Secondary School constructed with financial support from the Umutaluwabo and Johanesbee foundations from Germany will enroll both boys and girls across the district.

Speaking when he presided over the opening ceremony, Mtumbuka urged his donor partners to continue supporting Malawi in order to address the problem of poverty and illiteracy in rural areas.

“Children in Nthalire are amongst those from the poorest families in the country who strive for access to quality education; as such, we need your assistance in order to bail them out,” Mtumbuka said.

He urged parents in the area to take full responsibility of the education of their children.

Mtumbuka said it is sad to note that there is a growing trend by parents in the district who fail to provide school fees to their children.

“Unlike in the past when our parents were toiling hard to find school fees for us well in advance, it is very surprising and worrisome to note that some parents wait until when their children have been selected to secondary school to start looking for fees,” the Bishop explained.

St. Ignatius of Loyola in Nthalire will be the second boarding secondary school in the district by the Karonga Diocese following the establishment of Kaseghe Girls Boarding Secondary School in the area of TA Mwabulambia.

Northern Division Education Manager, Temwa Msiska commended the Roman Catholic Church for working together with government to address illiteracy in the country.

Currently, St. Ignatius of Loyola Secondary School, which has both Biology and Physical Science laboratories has an enrollment of 140 Form 1 students.

Dignitaries at the function included Germany’s Umutaluwabo Foundation Board chairperson Markus Schawabe and Caritas Commission in Malawi chairperson Reverend Father Mark Mkandawire.

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Hatton
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Well done Bishop and congratulations.
M’bale Khima osadandaula ndi mchitidwe wa mapente, muwafunse a Chakwera anali komweko. Atakhala mtsogoleri wa dziko muyembekezera zomwe mwadandaulazo kukhala government policy.
Kwalero tiyeni tingothokoza a Bishop athu chifukwa cha masomphenya awo abwino.

Chilombo
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Good news indeed. Kumanga sukulu m’malo akutali chonchi koti kuli maphunziro ochepa ndichinthu chanzeru. Mulungu apitilize kukudalitse ekleziya katolika kuti ufikire anthu ochuluka. I love the way catholic church invest in education. Atati amipingo ena ili mbweeeyi akupanga chimodzimodzi m’madela osiyanasiyana bwenzi zilibwino. Tisamangolekelera boma lokha likungodya ndalamali. Mukaphunzitsa anthu ochuluka mpingo wanunso udzakula ndipo opereka chuma kutchalitchiko adzachulukanso. Sizomangogula ndege , ma galimoto ndima suit. Give back to the poor who try so hard to give the little they have to church

Khima
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Positive news from the so called cursed nation…kudos the Catholics..inu ama Pente mukutani apart from ripping Tithe from poor masses??? kumangogula dzimagalimoto

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