Zomba City Council has awarded monetary prizes and school materials to primary schools that did well in the 2018 Primary School Leaving Certificate of Education (PSLCE) examinations.
Speaking during the event, Deputy Mayor Davie Maunde commended teachers for their hard work that resulted in Zomba Urban finishing second at national level in the 2018 examinations.
“We are thankful to teachers for their effort in this achievement and we hope they will continue to put Zomba on the map,” he said.
The awards were in five categories, namely highest selection to national secondary school, highest selection rate; highest pass rate, highest improvement in pass rate and best zone.
St. Joseph Girls’ Catholic Primary School emerged winner in the first three categories with 99 percent pass rate, and was given K195 000.
The school’s head teacher Sister Ruth Kamwendo attributed the success to students’ discipline, hard work and dedication by the teachers.
In her remarks, Zomba district education manager (urban) Gertrude Chipeta described the awards as a motivation for improving students’ performance.
Other schools that received awards are Zomba, Chikamveka, Zomba CCAP, Mponda, Sacred Heart and Mponda zone primary schools. The total amount for the awards was K701 000 sourced from the District Improvement Grant.