The Education Department of CCAP Blantyre Synod on Saturday awarded best-performing pupils and teachers from its education institutions.
The synod’s schools achieved an average pass rate of 96 percent against the 41 percent national pass rate in the 2020 Malawi School Certificate of Education examinations.
The event also recognised Dzenje CCAP Primary School of Phalombe that has been the best-performing school in Primary School Leaving Certificate of Education examinations for four years in a row.
In his speech, Blantyre Synod education secretary Moses Kasitomu said although the pass rate of Blantyre Synod schools has dropped from 100 percent in the 2019 examinations, the 96 percent pass rate in 2020 was worth celebrating.
“This achievement is unique because schools closed between March and September  due to the Covid-19 pandemic,” he said.
The best performing teachers received cash prizes and the overall best-performing teacher, Takondwa Mambo-Dolozi, also received K200 000 from Blantyre Synod office.
Blantyre Synod general secretary the Reverend Billy Gama appleaded to school management to ensure that all students are well-behaved.
“Those that misbehave are enemies of progress,” he said.