Former students of Mangochi Secondary School (Masesco) in southern Malawi are planning anniversary celebrations marking 51 years of the schools existence with a plea for financial help for the school’s infrastructure development.
Publicity secretary for the main organising committee Rashid Amadu Mapila to Nyasa Times that the 5th December celebration with be held at the school ‘s campus under the theme “consolidating the past, shaping Mangochi’s academic future” .
“Having critically evaluated the status of the school, observation remains that the school continue to register serious challenges that need urgent attention from alumni,” says Mapila.
Mapila, the former station manager for Radio Islam, says the school has poor infrastructure, poor sanitation, few girls’ hostel, lack of security as the school is not fenced “just to mention a few.”
A graduate of Islamic University in Uganda as well as Chancellor College in Malawo, Mapila says Masesco is proud of having produced a good number of professionals in different fields who have and continue to contribute greatly to the development of the country.
“Therefore, we are calling upon all these former students and well wishers to fully participate in the celebrations and humbly appeal for financial and material contributions towards success of this event in particular and the school in general.
“As part of activities leading to the main event, Mapila says, interface meetings with school’s alumni across all ages have been planned for 7th November 2015 for example at Blantyre and Lilongwe,” the meetings will be held at Malawi College of Health Sciences Hall while in Mangochi will be at Masesco hall.
“There are high expectations that if Masesco alumni was to join hands and work towards improving the current status of school, will be shaping the school’s academic future by among others providing conducive environment for current and future generations who might as well make positive contributions to the economic, political and social development of the country”, says Mapila.