As the country is battling the cholera outbreak with Blantyre and Lilongwe heavily impacted leading to an order by the government restricting the re-opening of schools in the two cities, Maranatha Private Schools have temporarily relocated.
In an interview, Managing Director for Maranatha Private Schools, Enerst Kaonga said the institution which is learner-focused decided to make a strategic move that will help the candidates catch up on lost time.
“Time is precious and we know the restrictions to re-open schools in Blantyre and Lilongwe are done to protect the same learner, however, look at this, we are in a countdown mode and every candidate looks forward to excelling in the forthcoming exams, so our relocation means well for our candidates this year,” said Kaonga.
Kaonga further said the institution abides by the laws of the land as such its campuses remain closed but relocated to areas that are deemed cholera free.
He then disclosed that the institution has secured campuses in Balaka and Neno and classes will resume on 9 January to catch up on lost time.
The Ministry of Health daily updates indicate that since the outbreak of cholera, Blantyre has recorded a cumulative total of 2739 cases with 117 deaths and Lilongwe 1617 cases with 123 deaths. – MBC Online Services.