Chikwawa West legislator Susan Dossi (UTM Party) has paid school fees for 30 secondary school needy students from her constituency.
In an interview on Tuesday, she said she was concerned with the high dropout rate of students in her area due to lack of school fees, among other factors.
Said Dossi: “When students drop out of school due to lack of fees, they end up in early marriages.
“So, I hope paying their school fees will motivate them to work hard in class.”
The lawmaker also supported the needy students with school bags, writing materials and soap.
She also gave three primary education advisers (PEAs) K30 000 each and three head teachers K20 000 each.
In a separate interview, Changoima Zone PEA Tiyanjane Makumba said the donation will motivate students to work hard in class.
“In fact, most of them would struggle to pay school fees,” she said.
Speaking on behalf of other beneficiaries, Brian Sado, who has been selected to St Patrick’s Secondary in Blantyre, said the fees will motivate them to work hard in class.
Some students were selected to Robert Blake, Blantyre, Providence and Chikwawa secondary schools as well as Ngabu and Chapananga community day secondary schools.