People with hearing impairment seeking for quality education should have all reasons to smile as the country will have the first-ever secondary school for the deaf at Embangweni in Mzimba.
This was learnt on Thursday at Embangweni School for the Deaf where National Bank of Malawi donated assorted materials worth K5 million (US$10 775.9) to bail out the school from the challenges it was facing.
Head teacher for the school, Macleod Hara, said most of their learners perform poorly when they are integrated into mainstream secondary schools.
“The challenge is that most secondary schools in the country do not have teachers with knowledge in special needs education.
“For example, in 2006, all of our students, about 12 of them, were selected to various secondary schools. But only one passed the Malawi School Certificate of Education [MSCE] examinations,” he said.
Hara said they, therefore, decided to have a secondary school to address such challenges.
“The new school is complete and has already been certified,” he said.
Deputy education secretary in the synod, Mirriam Gausi, said they need partners to make sure special needs education is a success in the country.