Students at Mzuzu Government Secondary School were all smiles on Saturday when they received a donation of 150 desks worth K4.5 million from the school’s former students.
Speaking when he presented the donation, Mzuzu Government Secondary School Alumni chairperson Wanangwa Mbereka said the gesture was one way of complementing government efforts to improve the learning and teaching environment at the school.
“Our love for this school has motivated us to contribute desks as most of them are outdated,” he said.
Mbereka advised students to take care of the desks.
Receiving the donation on behalf Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Northern Region Education Division Schools and Colleges principal inspector Rosario Soko commended the alumni for the gesture.
“The Ministry is thankful for the initiative as it demonstrates that the alumni value their stay at this school,” he said.
Mzuzu Government Secondary School head teacher Vincent Mdolo promised to ensure that the desks are taken care of.
He said the school also needs support in construction of a brick fence around boys’ hostels, expansion of the library and rehabilitation of the water supply system.
Built in 1958, the school has 637 but its original capacity was 360 students.