Chikwawa – Photo Steve Chirombo (Mana)
Candidates for the Primary School Leaving Certificate (PSLCE) exams at Phingo Primary School in the Chief Maseya area of Chikwawa were all smiles on Tuesday as they received writing materials ahead of the exams which began on Wednesday.
Purchasing manager for Active Girls Initiative Center (AGIC), a local non-governmental organization, Flavia Siliya, said the organization had thought of helping applicants to Phingo Primary School taking into account the better performance the school portrays .
The zone is where the organization conducts its activities.
“We are here to help these students not to struggle with their national exams. In addition to piloting our activities here, we are also impressed with the performance of the school despite its location in a very remote area, ”said Siliya.
Siliya urged girls to give up premarital sex, saying such tendencies would likely cause them big problems.
The principal of the primary school of Phingo, Stain Francis Grant, congratulated AGIC for this gesture, describing it as a big motivation for the candidates.
“We are happy with this timely gesture because you know that it is a very remote region; So the fact that the organization comes to help us is quite impressive on our part.
“Writing materials are a need. Most of the learners come from poor families, so with the help morale is good among them,” he said.
Grant added that the school is doing well compared to other schools in the Chikwawa district.
“For example, in the 2020 Boma area practice exams, out of 1,402 learners who took the exams, Phingo Primary School learners took third place and the school was sixth out of 14 with one of his learners at the third position at zonal level ”, he declared.
Grant, however, asked other organizations to emulate the example set by AGIC.
One of the learners, Edison Biton, who took third place in the area practice exams, said he wanted to go to Dedza High School and go to Chancellor College to study law.
Biton commended AGIC for the timely assistance, noting that parents were relieved of the burden of providing writing materials.
During the distribution exercise, around 90 learners each returned home with two black Bic ballpoint pens, a pencil and a 30 cm ruler.
In addition, 18 learners who passed the practice exams returned home with a set of math instruments each.
The main objective of AGIC is to reward learners who perform best in class from level 5 through secondary and higher levels with a focus on public schools.