Chiefs in Nsanje have asked well-wishers to renovate Nsanje Secondary School which is in bad state.
Currently, classroom floors are worn out and the windows are broken. The situation is the same for girls and boys’ hostels which have no window panes and electricity.
In an interview, Senior Chief Mlolo said traditional leaders and politicians in the district should team up to renovate the school.
She said: “This is the school that has produced politicians, businesspeople and civil servants.
“They should team up to renovate it so that it continues to train people who will develop the district and the country.”
Besides being in bad state, the school also has an outstanding water bill of K4.8 million.
In a separate interview, the school’s head teacher Overton Chikuni said the school in October 2019 owed Southern Region Water Board over K10 million, but they have paid K6 million.
“The development has affected toilets and sanitation at the school,” he said.
Chief Malemia urged people to renovate the facility to improve the environment for learning.
Nsanje South West legislator Eurita Ntiza Valeta (Malawi Congress Party) said she engaged the Ministry of Education to renovate the school.
“Constituency Development Fund is used to support primary schools which are under the local government,” she said.
Nsanje district chief education, youth and sports officer Gladstone Alindiamawo said he is aware of the challenges and pledged to look into it.
The school was built in 1964 and has 311 students of whom 235 are boys.