Dedza District Education office will today award Natiswe Primary School for coming top in the country in this year’s Primary School Leaving Certificate of Education (PSLCE) examination.
According to Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST), Natiswe recorded a 100 percent pass rate with the most A and B grades and all the 35 candidates were selected to various secondary schools.
District education manager George Ngaiyaye told The Nation yesterday that, among others, the school’s 14 teachers will receive medals and honoraria for their performance while the school will receive a certificate of excellence and a trophy.
“We want to appreciate the teachers for their effort so that the whole district can emulate their example,” he said.
In an earlier interview, the school’s head teacher Zecharia Joshua said teachers and students worked hard to produce the results.
“Teachers used to come as early as 6am to conduct lessons,” he said.
Meanwhile, the district education office is requesting well-wishers to assist the 35 who have been selected to secondary schools.
“Owing to lack of fees and other school necessities, the district education office appealed to the ministry to consider giving the students bursaries to cover their secondary education,” he said.