Newly-constructed Henry Henderson School of Excellence will open its doors to Form One and Three students on January 4 2022, CCAP Blantyre Synod general secretary the Reverend Billy Gama said on Thursday.
Speaking when Paramount Contractors officially handed over keys of the structure to the CCAP Blantyre Synod, Rev. Gama said the school will open on the said date and students’ selection has been completed.
“Entrance examinations have already been administered and we have selected only those with the best performance,” he said.
Gama said the school will follow the local curriculum in which students sit for Junior Certificate of Education and Malawi School Certificate of Education examinations at Form Two and Form Four respectively.
He said the construction of the school was funded by a 900 000 euro grant from German charity Johannes Beese Stifung that support education endeavours in various countries as a great success.
“This is one of the great success stories of the synod considering that this project has come at a time when the world is faced with the Covid-19 pandemic,” said Gama.
CCAP Blantyre Synod education secretary Moses Kasitomu said the school has been set up to deliver excellence in education.
“We would like to tell parents and prospective students that if they were looking for a school where excellence is the focus, this is the place. We have a very competent team,” he said.
The school will be headed by Evancio Muronyiwa, an educationist with over 20 years experience in elite schools in Zimbabwe and Botswana. He joins Henry Henderson School of Excellence from Kalibu Academy in Blantyre where he worked for four years.
Apart from Henry Henderson School of Excellence, Blantyre Synod has 280 government-assisted primary schools, 33 community day secondary schools and five mission secondary schools.
Johannes Beese Stifung is also renovating Matindi, Chigumula, Naming’anzi, Chembera and Nthumbi community day secondary schools owned by the synod.