Kaonga pledges K1 million each to 6 outstanding MSCE students

By Chisomo Phiri

Barely weeks after pledging K1 million each to ten top Junior Certificate of Education (JCE) performers, Maranatha Academy Managing Director Ernest Kaonga has pledged K6 million to six students with outstanding results in the 2024 Malawi School Leaving Certificate(MSCE) examinations currently under way.

In a separate interview,Kaonga who is also President for the Private Schools Association of Malawi(PRISAM),said 3 outstanding girls and 3 outstanding boys in the exams will each get K1 million.

He said the move is aimed at motivating the students to work extra hard and score good grades during exams.

“This is part of motivating the students to work extra hard.I believe that all students have what it takes to perform well during exams, so they just need motivation to engage that extra gear,” said Kaonga.

He indicated that the offer goes to both private and public students.

“It doesnt matter whether you are from public or private school.What I am looking for is top 6 performers,” he said.

This year, 184,978 students registered for the MSCE examinations, comprising 96,787 males and 88,191 females, an increase from the previous year’s registration, which saw 154,762 students sign up, including 82,706 males and 72,066 females.