First Lady Gertrude Mutharika has challenged learners in the country to work hard in their studies to have a bright future.
The First Lady said this on Saturday at Mudi Community Day Secondary School (CDSS) in Traditional Authority (T/A) Makata in Blantyre when she presided over a Motivational Talk and Role Modelling Session which attracted learners from 18 CDSSs.
“Education is very important in many ways, in business you need education, for you to be employed, you need education. For any endeavour you wish to undertake, you need education.
“We are here to encourage you to continue with your education. Time is ripe for you to focus your attention on education in order to change your lives. You should change your thinking now and start dreaming of going to university,” said Mutharika.
She also urged the learners to respect their teachers and parents as well as to look after their schools and not indulge in violence or damaging school property.
In her remarks, Blantyre Rural East legislator Susan Ndalama asked the First Lady to consider completing a hostel project at the school.
“This hostel has remained unfinished for a long time. We have tried to raise funds but we have failed. Actually, it started with Local Development Fund. The First Lady has promised to do something about the project after consulting Beautify Malawi Trust,” she said.
T/A Makata asked government to help people in the area affected by hunger.
During the event, students from Malawi University of Science and Technology and University of Malawi constituent colleges— College of Medicine, Chancellor College and The Polytechnic—gave motivational talks to encourage learners to work hard.
Parliamentarians from different constituencies also encouraged the learners to work hard and remain focused whereas the First Lady donated note books and mathematical instruments to all students from the 18 CDSSs. She also presented two balls to each school.