Government through the Ministry of Education has commended Maranatha Academy for its drive to promote excellence in the delivery of educational services in the country.
Deputy Minister of Education, Nancy Chaola Mdooko, applauded Maranatha Academy for awarding outstanding performers in the 2022 Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) and 2023 Primary School Leaving Certificate of Education (PSLCE) at a recent ceremony held at Bingu International Convention Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe.
During the ceremony, dubbed Maranatha Heroes Party, 13 outstanding students in the MSCE Examination and four others who scored the highest in the PSLCE Examination from both public and private institutions were awarded.
The top PSLCE performer, Alinafe Chulu
Levison Henderson from Mtendere Secondary School scored six points in the MSCE Examination and Alinafe Chulu, a standard 8 girl from Playdor Private School in Blantyre, who is a 2023 PSLCE overall top performer, received K1 million each while the rest went away with K500 000 each.
The Deputy Minister of Education said the government is grateful for the role private schools are playing in promoting high standards of education in the country.
“Maranatha has set the pace. I implore education authorities and other key stakeholders to follow this inspiring model. The corporate world should also emulate this kind of gesture. Pump money and surprise packages that will ignite competition and hardworking spirit among students thereby promoting education standards in the country, ” said Mdooko.
Maranatha believes in quality – Kaonga
In his remarks, Maranatha Academy Managing Director, Ernest Kaonga, said he was satisfied to have empowered the young ones and motivated them to continue working hard.
Maranatha Academy has also awarded K500,000 each to nine girls from public and private institutions for attaining nine points in the MSCE Examination.
Some highlights of the ceremony
Kaonga said this is the first time for the institution to award top performers in PSLCE. It has been known for its tradition of awarding JCE and MSCE best performers.