The country’s Ministry of Education has dismissed rumors flying around that the two most performers in the just released primary school certificate of Education examinations have been awarded scholarships to study at the country’s most prestigious high school, Kamuzu Academy.
The two students are Mirriam Kachala from Zomba Urban and Joseph Magombo from Lilongwe City who both scored 448/500 marks. On the contrary, the duo has been selected to the prestigious Blantyre Secondary School – one of the 25 National Secondary Schools in the country.
In a statement released by the Ministry, “the two will join fellow top performers (boy and girl) in all the 34 education districts countrywide who automatically are placed on the Press Trust scholarship program for top performers in their respective districts.”
The statement added: “news of any other scholarship being offered/given to Mirriam or Joseph is not true.”
During Bingu Wa Mutharika’s regime, standard 8 top performers were selected to study at Kamuzu Academy and many have gone out to become medical doctors serving in the country.