Mzuzu-based Mary Mount Girls Secondary School will launch its five-year strategic plan on its 50th anniversary early next year (2013) to enable the institution sustain the successes it has achieved and enjoyed since its inception in 1963.
The school’s head teacher, John Banda, said his institution would take the opportunity of the golden jubilee event which is slated for January 29, 2013 to unveil its five-year strategic plan which will run up to 2018.
“Early next year, we will clock exactly 50 years since this institution was established, hence the need to celebrate the successes this school has brought to individuals and the country as a whole,” said Banda.
Mary Mount is preparing for the January golden jubilee celebration with wide smiles after the school emerged overall winner in the National Science and Technology Fair organized by Malawi Council for Chambers of Commerce and Industry (MCCCI) in Blantyre about two weeks ago.
Banda said to achieve such a success, plus the numerous students who are selected for the country’s public university colleges from the school every year, there is need for proper planning, hence the decision to launch the school’s five-year strategic plan on the golden jubilee celebration day.
The document is expected to assist the school to sustain the success and enjoyment the school is currently going through in terms of academic performance and other aspects.
“As Mary Mount, we want to ensure that the success we are currently enjoying lasts forever, and this is why management came up with the idea of introducing the five-year plan so that everyone here works within the framework of that strategic plan.
“This will help the school to continue achieving good quality education,” explained the school head teacher.
He observed that a plan was necessary for an academic institution like Mary Mount because it plays the role of a guide for all school operations as everyone works with a clear and specific direction.