Judah Sikamikami scholarships

Following their excellent performance in the Grade 7 & 9 examinations, the following six learners have been awarded the 2022 Judah Sikamikami scholarships.

Scholarships for G8 & G9

Harrison Miller (highest score by a boy); Patience Dowati (highest score by a girl); Prosper Sinyinza (most improvement during 2021).

Scholarships for G10, G11 & G12

Roiness Kabisa (highest score by a girl); Benjamin Muchimba (highest score by a boy); Lydia Mulundika (most improvement during 2021).

(Judah Sikamikami was Mukwashi’s first head teacher, and the directors award six scholarships each year in his name for hard work and academic attainment. Each scholarship provides the recipient with a free place at the school for the next stage of their learning.)

Excellent exam results – yet again

Congratulations to last year’s Grade 7 & 9 learners (and their teachers), who achieved an excellent set of results in the 2021 national examinations.

Nationally, across every government, private and community school, 44% of Grade 7 learners achieved Division One or Two. However, our Grade 7s did twice as well: 88% of our Grade 7 learners achieved the top two Divisions.

Again, nationally, 38% of learners were placed in the lowest Division; whereas, only 3% of our learners were given Division Four. This is particularly encouraging, and shows how Mukwashi teachers help all children achieve to their maximum potential.

Our Grade 9 learners also considerably out-performed their counterparts at other schools across the country.

Nationally, only 54% of learners at private, community & government schools were awarded a School Certificate and qualified for Upper Secondary. However, 75% of our Grade 9 learners gained their certificate and can move on to Grade 10.

These excellent results are the result of much hard work by both our teachers and our learners – and also of much encouragement and support by parents, grandparents and carers. Thank you.

Starting back to school

The 2022 school year will start on Monday 24th January. We look forward to welcoming all our learners back to their new classes on that Monday with all their fees for the whole term!

Please remember, the uniform transition year is over: the old school uniform has come to the end of its long life. All learners must now wear the official uniform at school.

This year, we welcome three new members of staff to Mukwashi.

Ms Agness Phiri has joined us an extra teacher for the Upper Primary grades, and she will teach Social Studies in the mornings and the Catch Up Class in the afternoons.

Mr Nice Sichinga has replaced Mr Mwachiyaba, and he will teach Science and Agriculture for the Secondary grades.

We also welcome Mr Gift Chinyama, who has taken over from Mr Kaminda as our school bus driver and maintenance officer.