CCAP Blantyre Synod, through its education department, on Monday awarded best performing teachers in the 2018 Primary School Leaving Certificate of Education examinations at Dzenje Primary School in Phalombe.
The prizes included cash amounting to K20 000 and a certificate of excellence after the school was rated the best in the country for having 89 out of 952 learners selected to public secondary school.
Blantyre Synod deputy general secretary the Reverend Moyenda Kanjerwa said they were excited with the achievement.
“We are assessing and promoting education through the recruitment of an education secretary and our visit was meant to appreciate the achievement of the school,” he said.
The synod’s education secretary Moses Kasitomu said they have also introduced a merit system where salary increment is attached to performance to motivate teachers.
“We have also introduced curriculum tracking where we are able to track what teachers are covering and if leaners are able to follow it,” he said.
Kasitomu said the school received sports balls, medical kit and T-shirts.
The school’s head teacher Felix Ngalande said his school has 3 275 pupils and 37 teachers. He pledged to improve on the current performance.
The synod has 380 schools, according to Kasitomu.