Madisi Secondary School Alumni Association has repaired 80 desks to the tune of K2.5 million to improve the school’s learning environment.
Speaking on Saturday during the handover, the alumni’s chairperson Elita Mwale said desks motivate learners to work hard in class.
She said: “During our time the school had resources we needed such as books, desks and entertainment unit, but when we visited recently, we discovered that learners sit on the floor due to shortage of desks.”
On his part, Dowa District Council chairperson Mayamiko Kambewa commended the alumni for remembering the school.
He said: “As a council, we do not discuss challenges affecting secondary schools.
“I believe it’s high time we included secondary school development issues because they need attention.”
In his remarks, Central East Education Division planner Charles Mithothe said funding was not adequate for schools to carry out maintenance projects.
“So, we ask well-wishers to help solve the problems,” he said.
Madisi Secondary School head teacher Levison Mkanda pledged to take care of the desks.
The school has 190 desks against 320 learners.