Science Laboratory to Propel Female Students

By Tione Andsen

Lilongwe, August 11, Mana: Construction of a K39 million Science Laboratory by World Vision Malawi (WVM) at Chigodi Community Day Secondary School (CDSS) in Lilongwe would enable female students to development interest in science.

Head Teacher for School, Gladson Mankhambo said this on Tuesday at Chigodi in the area of Traditional Authority (TA) Mazengera during a joint supervision and monitoring of WVM projects by Lilongwe District Executive Committee (DEC)members.

He observed that many female students were not keen to take up science subjects because they found it difficult to just learn without doing any practical in the laboratory.

“We have a number of girls that have shown that they are capable of taking science subjects serious and break to the belief that girls are not good at science subjects in CDSS,” Mankhambo added.

He said the construction of the laboratory by WVM has lessened the challenges the school was facing in teaching science subjects.

“We believe that Science subjects are taught through theory and practical deliveries. We are glad that the laboratory will help the students to have a clear understanding on the issues that they have been taught theoretically,” the Head Teacher pointed out.

Mankhambo commended WVM for constructing the Laboratory saying the School management could have not managed to do it using its own funds.

District Community Development Officer (DCDO) for Lilongwe, Anne Kamwendo who led the DEC members applauded WVM for complimenting government efforts in providing quality education to the rural communities.

She said the provision of such infrastructure at the school would help to the school to be well equipped with facilities to enable students learn in a conducive environment.

Chigodi CDSS has enrolment of 318 students with 179 boys and 139 girls.

Chigodi Area Programme (AP) was set up in 2009 and will phase out in 2025 with funding from New Zealand Support Office.   

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