Maghemo Secondary School scoops first position in 2019 Science Fair
Maghemo Secondary School students from Karonga District in the Northern Education Division (NED) are the champions of the 2019 Science Fair that took place at Kamuzu Academy in Kasungu on Monday and Tuesday.
Over 40 secondary schools across the country trekked to Kasungu to showcase their scientific innovations and Maghemo were winners in the category of Energy Sources with their project on solar geyser and overall winners for the whole fair.
Katoto Secondary School, also from the Northern Education Division in the city of Mzuzu, came second. Katoto was competing in the category of Scientific and Technological Innovations and their project was making an incubator for chicken eggs.
On position three was Atsikana Paulendo Private Secondary School with their project on local ways of protecting the garden and they were competing in the Health category.
Chaminade Seconday School came fourth with a project titled Di autoquake switch while Salima Secondary School finished fifth with a project which was looking at an improvised radio.
Speaking to Nyasa Times after the fair, Lloyd Muyamba, a Science teacher from Maghemo Secondary School, praised his students for coming up with a brilliant idea about the solar geyser.
“The students came up with that project to fight climate change using renewable sources of energy. I thank fellow members in the Science Department at Maghemo and the Headteacher for their support. Sponsors should continue funding this fair every year,” said Muyamba.
Grace Daka, a Science teacher from Katoto Secondary School, said she was delighted to scoop the second position with her students.
Daka said: “It wasn’t easy but the students worked hard. We were hoping for the best and it feels very good to be runners up.”
A number of Headteachers in the Northern Education Division have expressed delight with the fact that seven schools from the division have made it into the top ten. These include Ekwendeni Girls Secondary School (6), Rumphi Secondary School (7), Mzuzu Government Secondary School (8) and Chibavi Community Day Secondary School (10).
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