Government warns students against vandalism

By Agatha Namphimba

Government has warned students against vandalizing school property when they have misunderstandings with school authorities.

Thyolo, Lunzu and Blantyre are among other secondary schools which were vandalized by students following misunderstandings with authorities.

Speaking during an award presentation ceremony of best students and teachers in Zomba Central Constituency for their excellent performance in end of term examinations, Minister of Information and Civic Education Mark Botomani said government is not pleased with rising cases of vandalism.

He urged students to find other means of delivering their grievances such as engaging teachers in discussions.

“Let me ask journalists ,non- governmental organizations and other stakeholder’s to deal with education issues and culture to take a leading role in sensitizing students on dangers of vandalism and immorality,” he said.

Commenting on the matter, Member of Parliament for Zomba Central Constituency Bester Awali said he organized the ceremony as a way of promoting education and encouraging student to work hard in class.

He told the students that by destroying school property, they are destroying their own future.

Awali appeared to the parents and teachers to join hand in ensuring students are having good behaviors.

“I have organized a constituency fund for needy students who want to pursue tertiary education rather than engaging in bad behaviors,” said Awali.

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