Deputy Minister of Education, Madalitso Kambauwa-Wirima, has advised girls in Dedza to stay focused on their education if they are to scale greater heights in life.
According to a statement from the Ministry, Wirima said this Monday morning when he visited three schools in Dedza to appreciate management of schools amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
The statement says the Deputy Minister told the girls that despite all the challenges they are facing amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, they should stay focused on their goal of getting a better education.
“You need to aim for the stars. Nothing comes on a silver platter but everything is possible with hard work and determination,”
“Let nothing or no one hold you back. You can do it and am sure you will do it,” said the Minister to students at Umbwi Secondary School.
She also encouraged the students to take a leaf from the leadership of the Ministry of Education that is headed by a female Minister, a female Principal Secretary as well as herself the deputy Minister all signifying the fact that it is possible for the girl child to attain leadership positions.
The Minister who also visited Dedza LEA Primary School as her first stop, was impressed with how learners with specials needs are taken care of at the school with dedicated teachers and learning materials.
The Minister concluded her visit at Katsekaminga CDSS where she spoke to the teachers just like she did at Umbwi hailing them for their dedication in making sure that learning continues amidst the pandemic.
“There is no us without you teachers. Yours is a noble job that you do seamlessly to make sure that the future of this country is secured,” before assuring them that the Ministry is aware that ‘you have so many challenges all of which cannot be resolved in a day, but eventually they will be,” she said.
The second cohort of children reopened for lessons on Monday, 12th October, 2020.