A call has gone out to outgoing Form Four students at Chinsapo Secondary School in Lilongwe to maintain discipline if they are to progress in everything they do in life.
The plea has been made during a graduation ceremony which has seen 218 students graduating from the school and ready to sit for the Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) examinations.
Speaking to YFM just after the Graduation Ceremony, which took place at Bingu National Stadium, Education Division Manager for Central West Education Division Joseph Khata said discipline is of paramount importance in all areas of life, especially for the students in their academic life.
“Discipline is the most important thing in life because you can do well in class but if you are not disciplined then you cannot go anywhere because everywhere there is need for discipline,” said Khata.
He added that the students need to take care of their lives as they will be on holiday.
“There is a lot of peer pressure, and I was reminding them of HIV/AIDS pandemic that it is real and they have to make sure that they take care of themselves,” said Khata.
On her part, one of the graduating students Nadira Lo Dhuda expressed optimism that she will make it during the examinations having accomplished during the 4-year period of learning at the school.
“I am so excited today that I have graduated, being four years at secondary was not just a joke, I have been facing a lot problems, but today I am happy and I am looking forward that I will sit for my examinations well and get good grades and make it to university,” Lo Dhuda said.
The students have also been urged to refrain from cheating during examinations, as they will pay for the consequences if found. Of the 218 students set to sit for the 2019 MSCE examinations, 97 are girls and 121 are boys.