Nsanje Secondary School students are being subjected to pathetic learning environment despite the institution existing for 50 years.
Resident female students sleep rough ina dilapidated hostel which used to be a biology laborotary.
The classrooms are crumbling, nearly 320 students have to relieve themselves in the open because the toilets are not functioning.
The library has inssuifficient books while the laborotary does not have recommended equipement as well as specimen.
According to the Nsanje Secondary School head teacher,Overtone Chikuni, the situation at the institution is “horrible”.
“As you have seen it for yourself the situation here is very pathetic,” Chikuni said.
Chikuni said they explained everything to First Deputy Speaker Esther Mcheka Chilenje when she presided over the 50th anniversary celebrations of the school last month.
Mcheka-Chilenje who is also Nsanje North member of parliament also said the situation at the school is horrible.
“You can’t even explain whether this is a secondary school or not,” she said.
Teachers at the school who spoke to Nyasa Times expressed concern with the situation
“The morale among staff is very low but the only thing that drives them is their passion for teaching and their quest to develop these young pupils,” said a teacher.
One student described the situation as “pathetic, painful and demoralising”.
“All we want is a proper school so that we can also realise our dreams like other young people out there,” said a student in Form Three.
A former student from Nsanje blamed of Education for what he termed a “violation of children’s rights to quality education”.—Additional reporting by Zawadi Chilunga – Nyasa TimesFollow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :