Communities from traditional authorities (T/As) Chikowi and M’biza in Zomba have hailed the construction of Bevlee and Tillie community day secondary schools (CDSSs)in their areas.
Save the Children, under its sponsorship programme, has constructed the schools.
Save the Children operations manager for Eastern Region Lexon Ndalama, said they thought of constructing schools because of increased number of learners passing the Primary School Leaving Certificate of Education (PSLCE) examinations.
The two schools valued at $168 000 (about K123 million) have a laboratory, a library, administration block, head teacher’s office and staff room, head teacher’s house and pit latrines.
Ndalama said students used to travel a long distance to the nearest Pirimiti and Mayaka CDSSs.
“The conditions for these schools is that our organisation constructs the blocks and government is required to provide resources for the school to function properly,” he said.
One of the parents, Annie Thom, expressed optimism that the schools will enhance socio-economic development.
“We are committed to fostering any developments taking place in these schools to ensure that the students are exposed to quality education,” she said.
Tillie CDSS head teacher Ivy Kampaliro Chingolo said the school will ensure that learners become productive citizens of the country. n