Students at Mzuzu Government Secondary School were Saturday all full of smiles when they received a donation of 150 integrated desks worth K4.5 million from the School’s alumni.
Speaking when he presented the donation, Chairperson of Mzuzu Government Secondary School Alumni, Wanangwa Mbereka said the alumni decided to donate the desks as one way of complementing government efforts in improving learning and teaching environment at the school.
“It is not that we have a lot of money for us to make this donation, it is our love for this school which has motivated us to take part in contributing to replenishing some of the outdated furniture to our mother school,” he said.
Mbereka advised students at the school to take care of the desks for them to last long.
“May I appeal to you to take care of these desks and all that you have for your benefit and future learners at this school,” he said.
Receiving the donation on behalf the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Principal Inspector Schools and Colleges for Northern Region Education Division, Rosario Soko commended the alumni for donating the desks to the school.
“The Ministry is very thankful to the initiative as this gesture demonstrates that the alumni value their stay at this school,” he said.
Soko said infrastructure and furniture deplete with time as is the case at Mzuzu Government Secondary School, hence the need to rehabilitate and replenish them.
“Government is doing a lot to towards improving learning environment in the country by building new schools and renovating old ones besides providing necessities in the schools, but government on its own cannot manage to carry out this exercise, hence the need to commend you for this gesture,” he said.
The Principal described the desks as standard desks which he said woukd go a long way in improving learning and teaching standards at the school.
“I therefore appeal to other alumni of both primary and secondary schools to emulate this gesture,” he said.
Head Teacher for Mzuzu Government Secondary School, Vincent Mdolo pledged that the school’s administration and students would do everything possible to ensure that the desks are well taken care of.
He said the schools still needs support for the construction of a brick fence around boys’ hostels and expansion of the school’s library and rehabilitation of water supply system.
Build in 1958, the school has 637 against 360 students which was its original capacity.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :