Rumphi: The Association for Rumphi Secondary School Alumni has donated MK1.2 million to Rumphi Secondary school for the purchase of text books for the new curriculum of Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) which will roll out in the next academic year.
President of the Association, Professor Timothy Gondwe said the Alumni decided to make the donation after receiving reports that there was need for text books at their former school which prompted them to make contributions amounting to K1.2 million.
Gondwe said the association together with the school management noted that there was shortage of books for the new secondary school curriculum which is expected to roll out in the coming academic year.
We noted the shortage of text books at the school. We then made contributions to purchase the books for the institution, said Gondwe.
He disclosed that the association has plans to come up with a strategic plan which will be used as a tool in addressing challenges the school faces.
We would like to come up with a strategic plan and other fundraising mechanisms instead of making contributions. The aim of all this is to sustainably continue assisting the school and its needy learners, he explained.
In his remarks, the head teacher for Rumphi Secondary School, McPhin Mzumara, hailed the association for the donation, describing it as timely as there was a great need for text books especially for the new curriculum.
The donation comes barely a week after Northern Region Water Board handed over a K42 million classroom block at the same school.
Source: Malawi News Agency MANA