Nankhumwa hails Mai Halima Girls Secondary School for girl child education promotion

By Dean Chisambo

Leader of opposition in Parliament who is also Democratic Progressive Party ( DPP) Vice President for Southern Region, Kondwani Nankhumwa hailed Mai Halima Secondary School in Mulanje for being one few secondary schools promoting girl child education in the country.

Speaking on Saturday during school’s best performer awards ceremony that was aimed at recognizing best students who scored the highest points and grades in the 2022 Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE), Primary School Leaving Certificate of Education ( PSLCE) and Junior Certificate of Education (JCE) in Mulanje, Nankhumwa expressed deepest pride for the school’s top performance in the district which motivate many girls to acquire education.

Nankhumwa urged Malawians to always protect girl children.

The opposition leader in Parliament said, everyone must ensure that girls are always attaining best forms of education for the betterment of their future and the development of the country.


Nankhumwa extended his gratitude appreciation by giving K50,000 to Farzaanah Khalifah, a female student who scored 13 points during the 2022 MSCE examination at the school.

On her remarks, Deputy Speaker of Parliament Aisha Mambo emphasized the need for quality education for the girl children to ensure national rapid of economic and Social development.

Mambo advised girls who are at school across the country to avoid indulging in immoral behaviours which would jeopardize realisation of their full potential future.

She said:” being a deputy speaker, am living as a role model for the many girl child and urging them to work hard in class.”

Mambo also presented K50,000 to Khalifah as the appreciation for being outstanding student at the school.

Mai Halima girls Secondary school introduced the awards ceremony with an aim of recognising outstanding students, teachers and staff members who perform well at the end the of each and every academic year.

According to Human Rights watch report, on average,one out of two girls get married at the age of 18 and half of the women aged 20 to 24 years of age get married before reaching the age of 18.

The award presentation ceremony brought together prominent people like Senior Chief Chikumbu, Mulanje west legislature Yusufu Nthenda and former Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) veteran broadcaster Mostaf Ayami.