Most Nsanje Secondary School female pupils are sleeping in classrooms as the school does not have enough girls’ hotels.
The school’s Head Teacher Overton Chikuni described the situation as horrible as it is compromising the female learners’ privacy and security.
Chikuni said the female learner’s privacy is compromised with the current set up since the girls have to walk a reasonable distance to sanitary facilities from the improvised hostels.
“We are saying these rooms which the female learners are lodging in are classrooms, therefore, they are not very close to sanitary facilities such as toilets. This means female learners walk a reasonable distance even at night to access these facilities hence not secure,” said Chikuni.
According to Chikuni, Nsanje Secondary School was designed to enroll 40 female learners every academic year however, only 20 girls are admitted every year due to accommodation problems.
“It is our appeal to stakeholders, government and well-wishers to consider assisting us with girls’ hostels so that classrooms should be used for learning and not for lodging. We want more female learners in Nsanje District to benefit from the services we are offering here and improve our education system,” explained the head teacher.
Chikuni also called on the cooperate world to assist them with resources to construct a brick fence to ensure that the secondary school has maximum security.
Meanwhile, Toyota Malawi Limited has donated 150 desks worth K5 million to Nsanje Secondary School in an effort to improve the learning environment at the school.
Presenting the donation on Wednesday, Toyota Malawi General Manager Andrew Katimba said his organization made the donation as part of its cooperate social responsibility.
“It is our responsibility to complement government’s efforts in promoting quality education hence this donation,” said Katimba.
Receiving the donation on behalf of the school, Shire Highlands Education Division Manager Henry Gwede said the donation has come at a right time when the school needs it most.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :