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Efforts by Government and some stakeholders in promoting girl-child education have started bearing fruit.


The recent university selection has seen a higher percentage of girls making it to the university as compared to previous years.


A case in point is Maranatha Academy which is on record to have sent 80 girls to pursue further studies in various universities across the country representing 46.5 percent of the total selected from the institution.


The feat realised is a clear testimony that investments and resources deployed to enhance girl-child education are making a difference.


"I am particularly pleased that many girls have also been selected to pursue their studies in different universities, at this time, when girls’ access to education is seriously compromised due to several factors.

“Our institution commends the girls for their remarkable feat.

"This, in essence, contributes to the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 4:1) which says: By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education leading to relevant and effective learning outcomes," said Ernest Kaonga, Managing Director for Maranatha Schools.

Meanwhile, Cypress International Centre for Academic Research has awarded Kaonga with an Academic and Honorary Doctorate Degree in Education for his role in advancing education in Malawi.

At the graduation ceremony which took place on Saturday in Lilongwe at Bingu International Convention Centre, other educationists from Ivory Coast, Sudan, Burkina Faso were also awarded.

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