Machinga Development Association awards the district’s outstanding students in  MSCE exams

In order to encourage hard work and attainment of excellent grades that can enable students to compete for national college places, Machinga Development Association (MADAS) has awarded eight outstanding students who scored good points from the 2018 Malawi School  Certificate of Education (MSCE).

Chinyano (left) presenting the award to one of the students

MADAS conceived the merit awards for the district’s secondary school students with the main goal of developing Machinga by encouraging attainment of tertiary education among young people.

The eight best performing candidates were all boys; Peter Chisale from Liwonde Community Day Secondary School (CDSS) who got 10 points, Daniel Milanzie (11 points), Musterpha Mmadi (11), Mussa Idrissa (11), Tsumba Andrew (11) — all from Liwonde Secondary School, Ishmael Master (12) and Hassan Muhamad (12) — both from Puteya SS and Cassim Idrissa (12) from Masanje CDSS).

There were also some awards given to outstanding learners in Forms 1-3 at four secondary schools; Liwonde, Puteya, Mpiri and Mbenjere.

Representing manager for the South East Education Division was Lucy Chinyano, who was also guest of honour, and she pointed out the absence of girls amongst the awardees.

Chinyano said that it important to have equal representation on both girls and boys and she asked MADAS to develop a criterion to ensure that both girls and boys stand equal chances of winning the awards.

She said that the EDM is very delighted with the initiative, who is the first in the Division and his office has welcomed it with both hands.

District Education Manager (DEM), Makina Gama applauded MADAS for the good initiatives aimed at promoting education in the district.

He said the awards is a tool that will help drive and promote the standard of secondary school education in the district and he thanked MADAS for liaising with his office even though secondary school education in Malawi is centralized.

Gama also thanked MADAS for supporting needy students. He added that his office is implementing a similar initiative to be awarding primary school best performing pupils.

He asked MADAS not to pull back with this good initiative for the betterment of the district which is characterized by low level performance in education.

Representative of the University Students Association of Machinga (USAM) at Chancellor College, Patson Asikimu, in his motivational speech, encouraged both awardees and the other students who attended the function to work hard in their studies.

Asikimu told them his education background that although he was born  in a poor family he managed to work hard and achieve his dreams and he is at Chancellor College, pursuing Bachelor of Science Degree in Education.

He encouraged the students to not let poverty stand in their way to getting educated and he asked MADAS to extend its support to university students from Machinga, who are struggling in various colleges in Malawi.

Representing MADAS chairperson Bridon Mbaya, David Nangoma assured the people of Machinga that MADAS will do all it can to ensure that the district should be receiving quality education.

“MADAS Academic Merit Award is an ongoing initiative which intends to improve the performance of candidates at MSCE. On education, MADAS is on the mission to see many young boys and girls from Machinga enrolled in various tertiary education institutions.

“It is the belief of MADAS that if many people from Machinga are educated, the district will develop as they will be contributing to the development of the district and the nation at large.

“This year’s event is just the beginning. There is more to come. The resources that MADAS used were not enough but we will increasing the budget in future events and also the number of awardees,” he said.

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Good news.

Atumbuka mwawaona ma points wa? Ndiye muziti kumwera timatumiza non-deserving students ku university? Pathakopinu inu atumbuka.

NB; Machinga is the only district which does not have a Govt Boarding District Secondary School pamene the rest of districts in MW have atleast two or three Govt Boarding Sec. Schools. Despite the status quo, Machinga is able to produce brilliant university students. Ndiye muziti ndife opanda nzeru?

Pathakopinu inu atumbuka.

Inu a Ministry of Education, please build more Boarding Secondary Schools in Machinga and Balaka. Kodi tinalakwanji?

Jwa Chiyao Jwangalusa
3 years ago

Auze athu atsakhowa. Amangotutana ku Ma university ndi mbuzi zomwe. Mtchito kuwuzilana mayeso basi. Mbuzi

3 years ago

Only Liwonde could produce 6 students with minimum of 11 points each. Quota system takes 10 per district. Tsoso atumbuka azilubwa lubwa kuti kumwela athu 10 amatengedwa a ama 28 points. Which is pure jealousy. Kumaganiza kuti iwowo azipita ku university okha okha in a pretence kuti mitundu ina yopanda mzeru. God never created boundaries with intelligent people on one side then wopanda mzeru the opposite side. Chilima wants to abolosish quota system kuti Atumbuka ayambilenso kulepheletsa mitundu inanso. Chilima must no that you will never get votes on that.

3 years ago

Thanks should go to MADAS for encouraging the outstanding students in Matching District.This will encourage students to work hard.Thanks should also go to the District Education Manager for supporting the initiative.Politician should also learn something from here.The country needs educated people.My plea should go to girls.Please work hard in class.There is no different between you and boys.What matters is seriousness.

3 years ago

we need a government which can create jobs for our children —we want to keep our children in Malawi –Malawians have suffered alot travelling to other countries looking for jobs—we have laboured to develop those countries now they torture us—we our real /guenuine Malawi now !!!

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