Nkhata Bay District Council has set aside K46 million to rehabiliate 42 schools from July 1 this year.
Nkhata Bay district commissioner Michael Chimbalanga disclosed this at the weekend when Nkhata Bay Boys Secondary School former students donated 23 mattresses to the school.
The school has 335 students, but with only 121 good mattresses, forcing some students to share beds.
Chimbalanga said some schools in the district were built a long time ago whereas others have been victims of vandalism. He said 42 schools will benefit from the rehabilitation.
He said the council was committed to making the schools conducive for learning.
â€œWe just want to appeal to other stakeholders to also help in uplifting standards of education here. We are asking NGOs that are working in the district and students who were in these schools to come forward and help,â€ said Chimbalanga
A representative of the former students, Jephter Mwanza, said having benefited from the school, the group has a responsibility to help improve students welfare.
â€œWe are also planning to procure desks. We noticed that the school has shortage of desks. This is just a starting point and we hope we will do more and other former students will also come in to help,â€ said Mwanza.