Strengthening for Higher Education Access in Malawi has announced support for vulnerable students in Karonga with fees.
In an interview, the organisation’s director of scholarships and grants Sellina Mkweteza said they want to support needy students from community day secondary schools (CDSSs) to pursue university short courses.
She said: “So far, 11 students have qualified for scholarships.
“We still need 1 188 students we can support in terms of school fees and upkeep.”
In a separate interview, Karonga district education sports officer Patrick Simwaye said CDSS students have the potential to go to university but fail because they lack learning resources.
“We commend the organisation for the initiative because it will help CDSS students to attain higher education,” he said.
Agnes Nyirenda, a beneficiary who has enrolled with Mzuzu University, said she was pleased because she will get a certificate that will enable her get employment.
The four-year USAid-funded project is running in Karonga, Mulanje, Salima, Chikwawa and Kasungu districts.