COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT STUDENTS AT DON BOSCO COLLEGE PROMOTES QUALITY PRIMARY SCHOOL EDUCATION THROUGH AWARDS.
Students studying community development courses at Lilongwe based Don Bosco Youth Technical institute have confidence that awarding best student achievers can kindle positive competition among learners which in turn, improves the quality of primary education in the country.
This was said on Friday 12th April 2019 at Tsabango primary school during the second term closing ceremony where best students from standard 7 and 8 were awarded.
According to Debrah Zakeyo, first year Community Development student at Don Bosco, said awarding best students inspires students to work hard in search of acknowledgement which in turn improves competition and promote quality education.
The head teacher of the primary school Mr. Chatuluka, thanked the Don Bosco students for the gesture.
“at first we used to only praise the best students verbally, I believe everyone has seen what has happened today where best students from standard 7 and 8 have received various items for their hard work, and as a school we expect improved performance next term as many students would want to receive the awards just like those that have been awarded today”, he said.
Lazaro Harry Esau was awarded as the best outstanding student for standard 8. Mwai Nyirongo a standard 7 girl went home with four awards in the following categories; best outstanding student in standard 7, best in English, best in Primary Science and best in Social Studies. The other category of the awards, Best in Life Skills, went to Alex George.
On her part, Mwayi Nyirongo said the award is an encouragement to her and other students to continue working hard and to focus on attaining high education levels.
“This is the first time ever in the history of Don Bosco College to have this kind of program here at Tsabango primary school, we are very excited and grateful, we would like to see many well-wishers (Parents and Corporate world) doing the same in various schools”, Mrs. Katsakula, one of the standard 8 teachers was quoted.
According to Temwa Nyirenda, Community Development Instructor at Don Bosco College, they plan to extend the program to surrounding primary and secondary schools. The award items included pens, exercise books and soap.
“one requirement of our course is to go in various communities and empower the youth to work hard so they can help developing the community, we raised the money to buy the items through contributions made by the Community development instructors and students”.
She continued to say that, in the near future they plan to reach out to more primary and secondary schools.