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First class tuition + Modern facilities + Affordable fees

Welcome to 
Mukwashi Trust School

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About the school:

Mukwashi is a prestigious community school in Lusaka West which provides the highest possible quality education at a very affordable price.

It is a licensed pre, primary and secondary school which educates learners from age 3 to Grade 12. It is also a national examination centre for Grades 7, 9 & 12 – so its learners don’t have to travel to sit exams.

Mukwashi provides two specialist ‘Catch Up Classes’, with their own full-time literacy and numeracy teachers, for children who start schooling late or who return to school after a gap.  It also provides an ‘Extra Class’ which offers additional learning in Maths, Science & English for those in G4-G7 seeking all-day schooling.

There is a free nutritious meal for all learners every day, and a safe school bus service runs along the Mumbwa Road between Mwembeshi and Garden House.

The school operates as a charity, so there isn’t an owner trying to make a profit from your children’s education.

The learners:

Mukwashi’s learners obtain higher marks than children at other schools. In 2023, 95% of its G7s passed the national exam and proceeded to secondary education, compared to an average of only 69% across all other schools; 96% of its G9s gained a School Certificate, when the national average was only 53%; and 87% of its G12s gained a National Certificate, when the average of other schools  (including all boarding and STEM schools) was only 67%.

At Mukwashi, learners use a modern science laboratory, over 4,000 of the most up-to-date textbooks, and an Afro-centric reading scheme to help everyone learn to read English fluently and enthusiastically.

There is a library with over 1,000 books, a large market garden and orchard for practical work, and livestock for learners to gain confidence in handling animals.

New facilities:

In 2022, Mukwashi opened a large, new toilet and shower block for the whole school. 

And, last year, it built a business laboratory for its secondary learners to gain ‘hands-on’ skills in developing and managing a business.

The classes:

There are dedicated classes for every year from pre-school through to Grade 12. Learners enjoy smaller class sizes and more highly qualified staff than children at other schools.

In Grades 8 & 9, Mukwashi offers all compulsory subjects plus computer studies. It provides the ‘agriculture pathway’ in Grades 10-12, and combines this with business subjects.

The staff:

Mukwashi’s staff are some of the best trained in Zambia: a senior education professor at Oxford University in the UK oversees their professional development.

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The specialist subjects in the secondary school:



Integrated Science

Agricultural Science

Computer Studies

Religious Education


Social Studies


Physical Education

Business Studies

Civic Education

Grade 10-12 learners follow the agricultural science pathway

By law, in addition to subjects like English and Maths, every school must provide their learners with practical knowledge, skills and experience in one  area — as a ‘pathway’ to subsequent training or employment.

Because Mukwashi serves a farming community, Agricultural Science is the best pathway for its secondary learners. This is combined with Business Studies, Accounts and Commerce to help learners think about agriculture as a genuine business and important career.

The school also provides every secondary learner with a plot of land in our Agricultural Laboratory to ensure they gain practical ‘hands-on’ experience of growing crops. This gives them the knowledge, skills and values  to serve their community and help it prosper.

The staff and their responsibilities:

  • Ms Mulemba Sakuwaha

    Head Teacher

  • Mr Crispin Shamufundo

    Deputy Head Teacher

  • Mr Moses Hara

    Secondary Co-ordinator

  • Ms Miniva Nshingwa

    Primary Co-ordinator

  • Ms Mutinta Mwanamwabwa

    Guidance & Counselling Co-ordinator

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  • Mr Moses Hara

    Maths, PE

  • Ms Mulemba Sakuwaha


  • Mr Crispin Shamufundo

    Maths, RE, Computer Science

  • Ms Mutinta Mwanamwabwa

    English, School Library

  • Mr Frederick Kunda

    Integrated Science

  • Mr Lameck Mvula

    Agricultural Science

  • Ms Luyando Sikamikami

    English, Social Studies, Civic Education

  • Ms Tawanda Phiri

    Accounts, Commerce, Business Studies

  • Ms Nelia Nkhoma


  • Ms Miniva Nshingwa

    English, Science, Social Studies; Grade 3 class teacher

  • Ms Mutinta Mwanamwabwa

    Catch Up Classes lead teacher

  • Ms Kelina Chibinga

    Science, Catch Up Class, Grade 1 class teacher

  • Ms Nelia Nkhoma

    Expressive Arts, Maths; Extra class 

  • Mr Moses Hara

    Catch Up class

  • Ms Agnes Phiri

    Grade 2 & Grade 4 class teacher

  • Ms Gladys Katia

    Home Economics, Catch Up Class, Grade 3

  • Ms Tawanda Phiri


  • Ms Luyando Sikamikami

    Social Studies, English

  • Ms Jolly Moono & Ms Mushiba Lubinda

    Early Years & Reception

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  • Mr Charlotte Hambache


  • Mr Gift Chinyama & Mr Innocent Phiri

    Transport, Maintenance & Swimming Instruction

  • Mr Vincent Simakwama


  • Ms Tina Mbewe


  • Ms Purity Kasamu & Ms Juliet Machuku


Contact Us

To reserve a place for your child, contact:

The Head Teacher
Mukwashi Trust School Ltd,
PO Box 35310, Lusaka West.

+260 97 957 9255