Former students of Bwaila secondary school will Sunday, 27th February, meet at their old school campus in Lilongwe where they will hold an Annual General Meeting.
According to the current association of the ex students, Bwaila Secondary School Alumni and Friends (BSSAF), whose main aim is to maintain contact between the school and its former students and staff, all is set for the AGM.
One of the organisers of the AGM, Elsie Subili, told Nyasa Times that the main agenda for the meeting is to review the BSSAF’s constitution and elect new office bearers.
During the meeting’s lighter moments the ex students will be treated to drinks and a braaii and engage themselves to fun games.
“Since the ex students formed BSSAF they have managed to do a number of positive things for the school,” said Subili.
Bwaila secondary school used to be a boarding school but was turned into a double shift day school in 1991 with it’s last boarders leaving the school in 1994.
The school’s fame rose to its stardom in the 80s when people used to describe it as an institution of celebrities when most high profile footballers like Young Chimodzi, James Chimphepo, Austin Nyondo, Chite Malemia, Willie Chambwinja, late Ganizani Masiye and others were students at the school.
During his tenure of office ex president Bakili Muluzi made a surprise visit to the school and upon being impressed with it’s cleanliness he promoted the then head mistress, Mrs Chilambe, to the rank of Principal Secretary.
Current prominent figures who were students at the school include minister of information, Jappie Mhango and opposition MP Ralph Jooma.
Bwaila secondary school has produced some prominent Malawian professionals like lawyers, accountants, politicians, engineers and others including some household names.