Top Five students who performed extremely well during the 2017/2018 Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) examinations will be awarded during this year’s Maranatha Academy Excellency Award ceremony which will be graced by the First Lady Gertrude Mutharika .
Maranatha Academy Managing Director Ernest Kaonga told Nyasa Times on Friday that the top five students award initiative, which is of its second kind by Maranatha, introduced to encourage students in Malawi to excel in education.
Kaonga said they have also organized this function as a way of promoting quality education in Malawi..
“We will recognize and award boys and girls from both public and private secondary schools, who emerged most outstanding in Top 5 in the 2018 MSCE,” said Kaonga.
He said they will celebrate such an outstanding performance by preparing them a banquet that intends to signify the appreciation of highest academic performance in line with governments’ passion of promoting quality education.
Kaonga said they will assure that the program will continue and he called for more investment in the education sector for the country to develop adding that students should be fully supported to achieve their dreams.
The Managing Director went on to state that Maranatha Academy is proud for emerging first in private schools having two students with 8 points.
One of the students from Maranatha expected to receive this award is Esau Chipeta.
On another note, Kaonga said this years awards which are powered by Beautify Malawi (BEAM) Trust will be attended by the First Lady Getrude Mutharika, the patron of the Trust.
He said for the meantime they are just waiting for the First Lady’s office to inform them on the date but emphasasized its first week January.
“We feel being honoured that this years awards will be graced by the First Lady Getrude Mutharika who we feel that she will inspire the students more. We are very grateful to the First Lady and BEAM Trust for trying their best in uplifting the standards of education in the country,” he said.
On another note Kaonga said as they promised, the top five students will also be flown to Victoria Falls courtesy of Maranatha Academy.
He said these top students will fly to Victoria Falls where they will have fun apart from having a first flight experience.
“They will also have a luncheon and share stories among themselves. This is also one way of refreshing their brains after a tiresome year of studying,” he said.
Last year, the school spoiled 26 students who scored six points with a trip to Sun and Sand Holiday resort in Mangochi.In 2014, the academy also took 50 students who performed well.