Zodiak’s Kazako asks for transparency in administering scholarships: ‘Do not favour the elites’

Zodiak Broadcasting Station (ZBS) managing director Gospel Kazako  has urged authorities to be transparent in administering scholarships.

Mutharika (L) hands over a laptop to one of the achievers

Zodiak Broadcasting Station (ZBS) managing director Gospel Kazako confers with the First Lady-Photo by Mayamiko Wallace, Mana

He made the remarks on Wednesday at St. Marys Girls Secondary School in Zomba during a Top Girl Child Award presentation that Zodiak Broadcasting Station (ZBS) organised for girls who scored six points in the 2017 Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) examinations.

“We want to see equal opportunities whereby a daughter of someone womweta udzu, wosema mipini, mzimayi wogulitsa thobwa, [poor people] should get a scholarship and go to university,” he said.

Ministry of Education Principal Secretary Justin Saidi commended ZBS for the initiative.

“It motivates girls to improve performance. It also complements government’s efforts to educate girls,” he said.

And speaking on behalf of head teachers of represented schools, St. Mary’s head teacher Sister Annie Kapenda said the initiative has bridged the education gap between girls and boys.

This year, 10 girls scored six points at MSCE–six from St. Mary’s and the rest are from Ludzi, St. Michaels and Nkhamenya girls secondary schools. Mutharika gave each girl a laptop.

First Lady Gertrude Mutharika attended the event and  girls to work hard in school to achieve their goals and contribute to national development.

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Mwendapadera Speaks Out
Mwendapadera Speaks Out

School has not diluted but in 80s there were no study materials and motivating factors.And someone says “atumbuka palibe school ya kumpoto” please note in this era its not north,south,centere or east that matters but Malawi and God surely there is no God for South or North. Its very painful to note that most people who practice nepotism are serious Christians


Thank you to Zodiak as usual. If only we could take a leaf from this. If only we, Malawians could use our power, wisdom and wealth to uplift the poor and the weak, Malawi would be a better place. Instead we prefer to steal from them without any conscious!


Atumbuka mumalongolola palibetu sukulu yakumpoto apa


You are sick man.

Patrick Phiri

MSCE standards have really been diluted. In the 80’s and 90’s, not more than two students would score six points. Sometimes, not even a single candidate. But now you have 10 girls scoring six points in a single year. If you add boys, you probably have 30 candidates scoring six points. Are we doing justice to our education system by diluting standards?


Not necessarily education is diluted BUT the education system is improvised, modernised and sophiscated. In 1980s no good books, no internet, no highly qualified teachers, everything was primitive in its entirety. when solving algebra calculators were not allowed or there were no calcualtors among others. These are some of the issues masiku ano. Just accept the reality

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