ABC Foundation commended for building Namjodi CDSS

Thyolo,:Shire HighlandsEducation Division Manager, Harris Kachale has commended ABC Foundation of Germany for building Namjodi Community Day Secondary School (CDSS) in Sub Traditional Authority Chidothe in Thyolo District.

Speaking during the handover ceremony of the school Thursday which has been built through ‘Tsogolo La Ana’ organization, Kachale said the facility would increase access to secondary school education for people in the area as enrolment would now increase.

We are delighted to receive the school which will enable learners to access good quality education at secondary school level. We pledge our commitment towards taking good care of the facility, Kachale said.

Director for Tsogolo La Ana, Lucy Maunde said the organization’s vision has been to have a secondary school in the area to complement government efforts in promoting the quality of education in the country.

We are happy that our vision has been realised. Secondary school students will now have easy access to quality education and this will significantly increase enrollment of learners at the school.

The school is also expected to reduce dropout rate, especially among girls, Maunde said.

On his part, ABC Foundation Director, Franz-Josef Kuhn asked parents and guardians to encourage their children to utilise the school to achieve its intended purpose.

However, Thyolo District Council Chairperson, Amos Bakili while commending ABC Foundation for the gesture, bemoaned the tendency by pupils in the area dropping out of school.

Before the construction of the CDSS, many standard eight pupils were dropping out of school because of lack of such a facility. Others were forced to repeat and this also created another problem of congestion in classes, said Bakili.

In his remarks, Sub � Traditional Authority Chidothe said before the CDSS was constructed in the area, boys and girls had to endure long distances to access secondary education at Goliati CDSS or Nang’ombe.

Namjodi CDSS which has four classrooms, a staff room and library is one of the 14 schools that ABC Foundation has erected in Malawi.

Source: Malawi News Agency MANA