Dedza Secondary School awards Mutharika for contribution towards Country’s constitution

By Durell Namasani

Former President Peter Mutharika has been recognised and given an award by Dedza Secondary School Alumni over his contribution to the Country’s constitution. The award ceremony has seen a number of former students of the school being recognised for their contribution  in various areas

Mutharika who studied at Dedza Government Secondary School was among the framers of the Country’s Constitution.Mutharika who is also a Professor of law joined other former students on Saturday to Celebrate Dedza Secondary School 70th Anniversary.

Mutharika , recipient of Sapere Aude Award

Speaking in accepting his award Mutharika said “I was delighted today to virtually attend Dedza Secondary School’s Platinum Jubilee marking the institution’s 70 years of existence.

I would like to express my gratitude to the Dedza Secondary School Alumni Association and Dedza Secondary School for deciding to place me among one of those being recognized for outstanding service to the nation. It is a huge honor for me to receive the Sapere Aude Award,” he said.

His Lordship Justice Professor Redson Kapindu, retired Chief Justice Richard Banda, Emmanuel Thwala of MBC, Economists Henry Kachaje and Dalitso Kubalasa were among those that were awarded for contributing to the Nation’s different sectors. Edgar Chibaka was also awarded for his role  in the diaspora community

Dedza secondary school  was one of the earliest  government secondary schools in Malawi. It was officially opened  on 27th April 1951 by the then Governor Sir Geoffrey Colby.

At the award ceremony ,Former students of Dedza Secondary School (1964 to 1975) advised government to start training graduates as teachers to improve the quality of teachers in secondary schools.

Professor Jack Wirima, who was the guest of honour during the platinum jubilee celebration, said discipline, innovation, seriousness and provision of adequate resources can also help to improve education standards in the country.


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