Ludzi Girls Catholic Secondary School in Mchinji on Saturday commemorated 50 years of existence by pledging to continue teaching girls to ensure that Malawi has an abundance of disciplined and educated women.
Speaking during the event, the school’s head teacher Sister Veronica Massa said it was pleasing to see how the school has grown from humble beginnings as a domestic science school to become one of the country’s leading girls’ secondary schools.
She said the school registered a 100 percent pass rate this year during the Malawi School Certificate of Education examinations with the best student scoring nine points and the lowest 26 points.
Massa said: “For 50 years, Ludzi has been striving to teach girls not only in academic terms, but also character. We want to produce the best crop of women Malawi has ever seen year in and year out.”
As one way to mark the celebrations, Bis
hop Martin Mtumbuka of Karonga Diocese planted a tree on the school’s premises before celebrating mass.
Speaking in an interview, Mtumbuka said as a church they were pleased with how the school was progressing and pledged continued support.
“This school stands as a testimony that the Catholic Church is committed to education in the country. We are thankful to parents, teachers and students for reaching a point that we can celebrate 50 years with them,” he said.