Mzuzu: AMzuzu Government Secondary School alumnus has asked students in the country to develop interest in science subjects to broaden opportunities for further studies and career advancement.
The alumnus, Michael Mshali, has since increased prize money for a science trophy he has been sponsoring since 2013 at the school from K60, 000 to K115, 000 this year.
He said the prizes are given to best form four science students every year to motivate those in lower classes to study science subjects.
To those in forms one to three, the awards encourage them to work hard and focus on studies, more importantly motivate some to do mathematics and sciences, said the South Africa based Mshali.
He further said during his time at the school, he was the best science student and he received a mathematical instruments set which he cherished so much.
My passion is to motivate the students to work hard in sciences and mathematics; key and important is not the size of the gift but the fact that you are recognised by the school for the hard work, efforts and achievements, he said.
Sciences are good because they open up a lot of opportunities for further studies and career, Mshali added.
The overall best student receives K30,000 while K20,000 is second prize given to two students. Other two students receive K15, 000 as third prize.
Meanwhile, the school’s head teacher, Yesaya Chakana Soko said the introduction of the award has made students to work hard in that most of them pass with credits in science subjects.
He said Enestina Chiona, Matthews Ngulube, Denzel Banda, Blessings Davison, Vincent Wirima and Blessings Chawinga got this year’s awards.
I have no doubt that the mentioned students will do well in 2018 Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) examinations, Soko said,
There are friends who got the awards last year, all have secured places at different Malawi universities, he added.
Source: Malawi News Agency MANA