First deputy speaker Esther Mcheka Chilenje has asked the government and other well wishers to come in swiftly and save the situation at Nsanje Secondary School where the building is in dilapidated state and students, including those in Form sit on the floor when learning.
She was speaking on Saturday when the school was commemorating 50 years of existence.
“This is pathetic, the situation is very pathetic. I cannot understand this is happening to Malawi to a school which has been here for 50 years,” she said.
She said it was pathetic that Form Four girls were sitting on the floor at the school which has virtually no library and science laboratory.
“We don’t expect ouir girls to do well in this environment. We cannot expect good results,” she said at the school whose enrolment is over 300 students.
The Nsanje north parliamentarian asked First Lady Gertrude Mutharika to come in with her Beautify Malawi to help improve the situation.
On Friday however it was a different story when 10 girls from well funded schools of Luzi Girls, Stella Maris and St Marys secondary schools went away smiling after Zodiak rewarded them for doing extremely well in last year’s Malawi Certificate of Education examination.
In addition to assorted prizes they received at the function which was held ast St. Marys Secondary School in Zomba, they were also offered various scholarships to study in China and the US.
Managing director of Zodiak Gospel Kazako said the aim of the Scholarships was to propel the girls into future women leaders.
He said the majority of the Malawi population comprises of women yet very few of them hold decision making positions in both the public and private sectors.
Kadzako said this is so although the women bear the blunt of climate change, food shortages and population boom.
Minister of Education Emmanuel Fabiano said the government is taking steps to ensure all girls attain secondary school and university education.
He said this was why out of the 24000 scholarships the government gave out to secondary school students, 16000 went to girls.
He asked parents and non governmental organisations to take up their rightful role in society to ensure girls are educated.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :