Maranatha Private Academy says it will award eight outstanding performers in the recently released 2023 Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) Examination Results.
The institution says the awardees will be from both public and private secondary schools.
The school’s Managing Director, Ernest Kaonga, said they will award the top three students, who got six points from St Marys and Dedza Secondary School with K1 million each.
The students are Esnart Chiwala, Don Chikopa and Joseph Mathias.
Mathias has also been offered a job, as a student-teacher at their newly opened Lilongwe campus.
“Since they are on holiday and after reading Joseph Mathias’s story in a newspaper we found out that he is from a family which is struggling financially. So we thought it wise that during this holiday he should raise money for his university fees through this job,” said Kaonga.
Kaonga further said other students from Maranatha Academy, St Marys, Dedza and Marist who got seven points will receive K750,000 each.
The students include Queen Mambuza, Kudanda Davie, Benjamin Soko, Precious Chingwalu and Saviour Nyirenda.
Kaonga said the awards initiative was introduced to encourage students in Malawi to aspire for overall best grades in their pursuit of academic excellence.
“We will continue to help the government raise education standards in the country and that is why we recognise both private and public schools,” said Kaonga.
This is not the first time Maranatha awarded students who have performed well during MANEB examinations.
Recently, the school awarded three top performers in PSLCE with K1 million each. The school has also awarded JCE top performers with various gifts.
He further disclosed that Maranatha Academy is set to open another campus in Mzuzu adding on to the two campuses in Blantyre and Lilongwe.
File photo: Kaonga and one of the previous awardees.