Ntcheu PSCLE record breaking pupil still at home: No fees, pocket money

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A 15 year-old boy who made history by being the first pupil in 13 years to be selected to a major secondary school from Bwanje south and other surrounding areas in Ntcheu is failing to go to school due to poverty, Malawi24 can report.

The boy, Masautso Khondowe, was selected to Likuni Boys Secondary School after passing Primary School Leaving Certificate of Education (PSCLE) examinations with flying colours.

examsBut four weeks after schools opened, Masautso is not going to school due to lack of fees.

Cecilia Kambalame who is Deputy Headmistress for Kadambwe Primary school where Masautso wrote his PSLCE exams said it is sad to see the student who had been outstanding since Standard 1 failing to go to one of the country’s best schools because of money.

“Not only that he has done it but you can also imagine this is the second year since the introduction of Standard 8 at our school and he is not making it to secondary school is like purifying misfortune from the fortune,” Kambalame explained.

However, she said the school and the councillor for the area are fighting hard to find a sponsor to help Masautso.

Reports indicate that the mother of the pupil, after receiving the news that her son had been selected to a national secondary school, was just lingering around the whole village like she was mad, not only because of joy but also that their family does not have enough to help their son achieve his goal.

This is not the first time for pupils in the area to fail to reach secondary level due to financial crisis. About 14 years ago Mimu Mdala who got his selection to Robert Blake did not make it because her parents could not afford to support him.

If anyone wants to support Masautso Khondowe they can call his relatives on 0881061455 or 0888012905.

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  1. This is bullshit reporting. In Ntcheu, we have a special bussary known as DENT BUSSARY. This bussary is for children from Ntcheu only who make it to secondary school but have no financial support. Making it to a good secondary school and then fail to go to school because of school fees is supposed to be history now. Am a self made man who managed to go to Dedza govt secondary school from Ganya primary school through bussary and you are telling me that one of our boy is failing to get support? What solution did you offer as reporters? That boy should go and see the DC or District education manager for ntcheu. Am sure he will be assisted interns of the right direction.

    • This Jonathan Chiluwe Kasokaniza is bringing in unnecessary harsh comments against the reporter, calling it bullshit reporting??? A reporter just reports. It’s up to the readers to respond. And you can’t blame the boy for not visiting the DC’s office for a bursary. This is a poor boy who may not even afford the transport to the DC’s office at Ntcheu boma. And most times when people visit the DC’s office they are told ‘bursaries are finished’.

  2. Why can’t the government do something like these type of issues please ,I think God should open something for him so that he fulfil what dream of, God please help him in jesus name

  3. Full story ndiye chani? Pamwambapo choyambilila dzina la munthu,nkhope yamunthuyo,mmudzi ndi number yake ofunayo azimuimbira simple ,apapa tiziti chani?

  4. Akuluakulu a ku ntcheu tiyeni tichitepo kanthu including bwana Saulos Chilima,Chingola,Mpasu,Kaphuka,First Lady,Ndau ndi ena tonse

  5. Tangotumizani uthenga kwa mfumu zonse mmaboma onse atumize mayina a ana omwe akhoza mayeso koma akusowa fees.Muwona kuti half ya ana onse okhoza akusowa fees.Apa mabungwe othandiza savutika kuwapeza ana amewa.Mukuganiza kuti ndi ana angati angapeze mwawi okumana ndi atolankhani?

  6. Timakhulupilira ndikudziwa kti munthu akasankhilidwa pa xul imakhala ya boma osati private ayi! As a xul of govrnmnt y usampasa mwayi mwanayo kumaphunzila ulele?? Y malawian ppo greedy??

  7. Our friends in the north part of Malawi don’t wait for government to help the kids…when they see potential in one the villagers make sure the kid unleashes it by there help n he then have the responsibility to help the others when needed

  8. Ndalama akusolola ogwila ntchito m’boma, akamangidwa akumawatulutsa akuti akumaonetsa good characters ( English yake akumatero) sindikudziwa kuti good characters yake yoti adalimba mtima kusolola ndalamazo kapena bwanji? Please can you clarify this point of good characters!!!!!!

  9. The MP in the area should help the boy.mr Maluwa when he was MP in Blantyre he did help quiet a few school children who didn’t have money for school fees.so why can’t the MP in that area assist?

  10. Komanso Amalawi, while admitting kuti tili mmavuto osiyanasiyana, tatiyeni tonse otsutsa, amene timati olamula (chifukwa tonse ndiboma), azipembedzo, CSO, amene timati anthu wamba ngati ife, tipeze mfundo pokambirana osati kulozana zala. Kulozana zala sikukweza level ya madzi mu Shire, sikuthetsa njala, sikuletsa kugwa kwa Kwacha.Ngati tizingokankhira zilizonse a President, I will not be surprised to see a post blaming the President for one’s fallen toilet, or a bushy path to one’s house. Eish!!!!!!!

  11. That’s too bad,government must help.The future of this country is in the hands of the youths if they are not educated what do you think our tomorrow will be.Government do something about this boy

    • it’s not about government doing something. if you feel for this pupil why not assist in the possible way you can. Mtima omangoti govt this govt that ndi omwe ukutiphetsa ndi umphawi…. Am sure even if the family do piece works pang’ono pang’ono they can raise something. Let’s not always expect govt to walk on our door step to assist, let’s be on the fore front to work hard. Let’s support the government.

  12. ndpo iyo sinkhani aiii anayamba siiye or ine mu nthw ya Joyce Banda ndnasiya xol coz ndnalibe fees inu a malawi24 zotumidwa ife aii ndpo ndnu anthu andale inu zina tileka kukumvelani,monga mwana uyo ndioyamba mu life kumva kuti munthu walephela xul kamba ka fees kapena zakhala za chilendo mu ulamuliro wa DPP-wo ngat ndi chomcho ndi anthu angat omwe analephela xul munthaw ya MCP?

  13. Nkhani si ya a President okha iyi. Kodi chilichonse a President? We have structures like Social Welfare, Lions Club band many more. And of late I have seen BEAM paying fees for some girl. Komanso inu atolankhani, a councillor, a MP a dera limenelo, aphunzitsi, ahead ake, ndi ena tonse tawerenga nkhaniyi, tithandiza bwanji? As of now anthu a kumeneko achita chani? Because this boy must go to his school and I plead with the secondary school authority not to declare his place vacant. To you Malawi 24, simunamalize nkhani. How much is the school fees!

  14. The problem is de foundation which his father layd was not strong due to lazynes dats y de porvety stil attack dis boy,but anyway he must try to find away so dat he wil not be lik his fathr.dat is how lif taught us dat porvty cant go away if your not working hard.

    • We were born from different families with different back grounds and different opportunities it is not that every one who is POOR is lazy tawona ana amabwana after bambo kumwalila ndikusanduka amasikini

    • Am sure the reason why the massage is posted is to help a needy kid….Am I don’t know if the father thinks of himself as poor as u look at him…

    • Komaso sometym lets not blame someone kamba ka comment yake dats not gud… To say someone z POOR sikulakwisayi coz he z really poor in mind . enafeso primary yathu anatisakhira mutali mutali koma ndi uphawi wapakhoma tinavesesa makolo mpaka mkupita tima pvt tomwe anakwanisa mpaka kufika ena kuzawalandira mkuti tumiza ma xul oyenererawo. So naye fanayu has to accept first de situation makolo ake ali mkupita xul yoyonera ndi thumba mwawo …. Until dalitso wake uzafikira naye……

    • Andre and kauka in lif nothing comes easy,u can ask even Lucius Banda there father were there but they were strugling,but u can c tody.so wats adifferent with dis boy?

    • Amwase mwaona ana amabwana,after de death of their partent things turn apart,yes if afather his duty is to spoil de children this is de result,cuz if u enjoy in lif means dat someone were strugle first so dat u wil enjoy de fruits.so wat ever someone is came from different back ground its nothing.

    • You can be a hard worker while getting 20 pin per month, ** you’r a Malawian boss, you knows kind of jobs here & their salary, ,, we have hard working farmers here but by the end of the season try to investigate what they get for their sweat;;;;; tell me Malawian people Are lazy that’s y Malawi is a poorest country? If so y Malawian fly to other countries for jobs while they are Lazy? Malungu anatipatsa mosiyana ndipo ngat muli ndikangachepe thandizani eni ovutika mulungu adzadalitsa kusiyana nkutenga 100pin kukapereka kwabusa pomwe neba akusowa 5pin yowodera nzimbe….

    • Nobody on earth wish to b born frm poor family,but de beginning good lif it starts from parents,if not it wil b chances.even u start it now for de beter de future of ur kids.

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