De Jesus scoops six Kamuzu Academy Awards

Malawi’s Vice PresidentRight Honorable Saulos Chilima has called for increased student participation in sports saying sports and exercise in general promotes students’ discipline and performance.

Vice President Saulos Chilima shakes hands with Manuel De Jesus as he presents a prize to him at KAs Speech and Prize Giving Day - Pic by Abel Ikiloni
Vice President Saulos Chilima shakes hands with Manuel De Jesus as he presents a prize to him at KAs Speech and Prize Giving Day – Pic by Abel Ikiloni

Chilima said this on Saturday when he attended Kamuzu Academy (KA) outstanding students academic and sports award ceremony in Kasungu district.

He said sports narrows the social gap between students and takes away tension build over studies.

“I wish to salute the deserving students and management of the Kamuzu Academy and let me assure you that government will continue supporting different sporting activities at all levels,” said Chilima.

In his speech KA Headmaster, Francis Cooke reminded the students to focus on the original cause for the establishment of the academy which was to pursue academic excellence.

“We still appreciate the founder, Dr Hastings Kamuzu Banda’s dream for making this school the best of its kind. His legacy continues to live on as evidenced in remarkable local and international accolade which the academy has had over 34 years of its establishment,” Cooke highlighted.

Cooke also saluted the cordial relationship between Malawi Government and the People’s Republic of China that had seen the introduction of Mandarin and Chinese languages being taught at the campus.

The relationship between the two countries has attracted numerous KA teachers to go oversees to pursue academic excellence.

At the event 110 prizes were awarded to 98 students from sports categories that included; javelin, long jump, high jump, relay race and individual 100 meters race.

Manuel De Jesus of Form 6 got 5 awards including the Macleod Cup.

Kamuzu Academy founded by Dr. Hastings Kamuzu Banda, was opened on 21st November 1981 and still remains one of the globally recognized high schools.


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6 years ago

Mpakana a VP ku ka High School Function? Akanapereka ekha Headmaster kwa ana ake osavutitsa munthu wankulu apa… Ndi ma Degreee or the same school’s sports medals??? Isa kusowa zolemba apa eeti

Issa Kabudula
Issa Kabudula
6 years ago

Why these boys and girls are not taking part in international sports arena since long? I have heard and preferred to be part as a student years back but failed due to financial problems – sports have been on the cards on this international school of high learning.

There many sport competitions around the world where Malawi is lagging behind, and the problem is with the leadership which is full of scamers and not developers.

shaft yaikulu
shaft yaikulu
6 years ago

ntchito za manja a kamuzu zimenezo.

6 years ago

Good show VP! This needs to be emulated in other schools in Malawi. I guess the between the standards in KA and the next closest is reducing.

6 years ago


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