Robert Blake students damage property worth K4.7m

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Students at Robert Blake Secondary School in Dowa district Wednesday night went on rampage, damaging school property valued K4.7 million.

The students turned violent in protest to the school’s decision to suspend five of their colleagues.

According to headmaster of the school Griffin Chapita, the five students were suspended pending ministry of education decision for teasing and bullying.

Robert Blake Secondary School

Property damaged at Robert Blake Secondary School.

“The suspended students were forcing some students to smoke Indian hemp and this forced the teased students to report the issue to the management,” said Chapita.

The headmaster further said that this did not go well with the suspended students and they unlawfully assembled with others and began damaging school property.

“Some of the property that were damaged are TV screen, wall clocks, books, files, chairs, printers, laptop, computers among others all valuing K4.7 million,” said Chapita.

So far all Form Four students at the school have been suspended pending the ministry of education’s decision.

Meanwhile, the incident was reported to Dowa Police and officers have launched investigations into the matter.

According to Dowa police spokesperson Richard Kaponda, no arrest has been made so far but if the students will be arrested they shall appear in court to answer the charge of malicious damage contrary to section 344 of penal code.

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  1. dis is very stupi.mbuli zenizeni za ku secondary school.learn to stand and talk to the one you have differences with.not breakin things lke dat.dziko lili kale pa mavuto a za chuma you are busy doing stupid things.mache…… wanu mwamva inu?.

  2. I don’t think damaged property shown can not be worthy 4.7m where did u get those figures, Please help me ine ndikuona mbale ndi makapu, laytube yakutha

  3. Problem of admitting students who were not selected.If you a little research you will discover that the ring leaders are those who are well connected to the proprietors.

  4. Chimera sichidzathadi pamtika!!! Mafana mukhaula coz you are the ones to pay the ultimate price of your actions. You will be at home indefinately. This will affect your exam preparations, in fact some of you will have to repeat. These are costs to be borne by you & your parents/guardians. Vandalism matters less in democracy, civilised citizens first exhaust all dialoge strategies. I know its an issue of trying to maintain ‘Legacy’ that goes like ‘Mablake ndi madolo’. Yes, but are you heros in breaking school properties? Is this the truth that you want to prevail? Every M’blake is a hardworker, no doubt about this & we expect you students & your administration to work to the required standards!! Do not compromise your vision & vandlism!!!!

  5. I feel sorry for my former school. I have a feeling that we may go back to Kongwe and have the school renovated only for the bustards to destroy it.

  6. parents thy r must pay that money not goverment becoz some people the are going complain the goverment if thy u goverment instead of that money to buy maize but those students that ar damage da property dont think if u finish ur school ur going straight to job god will u give panish becoz u damage ur young brazer is follow what will gooner use imigine shame

  7. Had it been the former students were doing what this idiots are doing do you think this school could have been there up to now? What destroying property when you have grievances. Kongwe has been a school of high profile in Malawi and produced the best students in as far as Education of Malawi is concerned. Now yes for sure Education in Malawi has lost its standard no wonder thugs are found in school rooting and vandalising school property. Thugs belong to prison take them there.

  8. Their parents must pay for damages…when I was in high sch..at new era boys. Whenever the administration pissed off students and they started breaking things,the punishment was heavy..for 10 broken glasses(window) every student was demanded to pay k20,000..now do the math.. 20 pin multiplied by whole school..it was a loss to us..and we felt the punishment.. As a result..we stopped breaking things…thou myself never broke anything.. These students must be taught the same way..if their parents see this as being hash on them then they’ll discipline there evil minded children

  9. Ndizachhisoni kuona ana a masiku ano kusowa mzeru. Akulu amati : Ukakhuta usawotche nkhokwe. Mchaka cha 1993, pansi pa utsogoleri wa a Headmaster a Chalimba, anyamata asano ndi atatu a form 4, anatsekeledwa pa Dowa police station. Usiku wa tsikulo ma student onse tinapanga msonkhano mu mpanda wa hositelo ya Hora kukambirana zopanga protest kuti apolisi amasule azathuwo popeza mayeso anali atayandikira. Ineyo George Mando , amene a mad how ka

  10. Ma students amakhalidwe sangachite zimenezi, awa ndi akuba athireni zingwe zigawenga zopha malubino izi. Musazisekelere zikuphani, anangomva kuti student sizikudziwa tanthauzo lake la student. Zitsiru za anthu, makolo awo anatopa nazo zigawengazi. Sizikuziwa zoti zikuzichedwetsa zokha pomati boma libwezere zipangizo zimenezi ndiliti, nanga maphunziro awo anakakhala alipati kuganiza mofulumira koma osaziwa kuti mukubwerera mbuyo agwape ophunzira zitsiru.

  11. I think those student who did this us face full mighty of the law, kwao even mwa iwo screen azionera ku school ihope they need kiss their ass goodbye we can’t tolarate this nosense

  12. That’s why Kuma university aku Malawi Ana ake nzeru zimodzi modzi zomaphwanya katundu wawo ….ndi umbuli wawo amati katundu WA boma

    • ma university ana samaphwanya xul inu mukunama. Kuno ku Chanco kunali ma demo bwanji xul siinaphwanyidwe. Nkhani itapita ku court ofufuza anapeza kuti a police ndio anaononga ma hostel nchifukwa chake mpaka lero palibe analipira ndalama. Mudzibwera kudzaonera demo sitimaletsa. Demo ku university ndimachitira olo nthawi ya Kamuzu nde atakhala kuti anthu amaphwanya college bwenzi ilipo? inu makape aku secondary ndio amaphwanya xul chonsecho adzalipira ndio omwe. Don’t tarnish college students they use brains when fighting for rights ask the university council of Malawi