One of the oldest learning institutions in the country, Dedza Secondary School, will this year celebrate its 70th anniversary.
In an interview, the school’s alumni Platinum Jubilee Celebration Organising Committee vice-chairperson Thabbie Chilongo said the event will be held at the school and virtually on May 29.
He said there will be, among others, a parade by different cohorts, performances by alumni and current students.
“There will also be a presentation of awards to outstanding alumni who have demonstrated the Sapere Aude values and made significant and unique contributions in various spheres of life,” said Chilongo.
He said the alumni have been engaged in fundraising initiatives ahead of the event.
Said Chilongo: “The budget is pegged at K7 million and we are asking the alumni and well-wishers to assist towards funding the event
“For more details people can contact the committee’s treasurer Dan Datchi on 0990 777 777 or 0888 577 777.”
The organising committee’s chairperson Brigadier General Dan Kuwali has since appealed to the alumni to attend the celebration.
He said: “Our Alma Mater has seen a lot of milestones go silently in the past such as the silver, golden and diamond jubilees.
“As alumni, we cannot keep on ignoring these important milestones. We are certainly not doing justice to the present and future students of the School.”
Dedza Secondary School has produced students such as the late president Bingu wa Mutharika and immediate former president Peter Mutharika.
Other prominent alumni are former minister of finance Goodall Gondwe, the late academician Brown Chimphamba and High Court Judge RedsonKapindu.