Information sharing among schools has been singled out as one important way of promoting education in Africa.
This was said during a school visit that students from Kunyanja Private Secondary School in Nkhata Bay had in Zambia over the weekend.
According to one of the directors of the school, Feston Singoyi, through school visits, students gain greater understanding of issues as it offers learning outside the classroom.
“We took students from Malawi to Chipata so that we can expose them to the learning environment of Zambia and help them understand the importance of education,” Singoyi sauid.
He added that through the visit, students from Malawi have established academic relationships with their Zambian counterparts.
“With the increasing usage of social media, we believe that students and members of staff will be able to share notes on subjects so as to raise the standard of education in the two countries,” Singoyi said.
In her remarks Director and proprietor of Mem Private Secondary School in Chipata Zambia, Maureen Manda, said the students have learnt how important it is to interact with students from other places.
“It is a blessing to have students from Malawi and I know that their coming has a lot of impact on our school and the community and you saw during the quiz that students had the passion to outsmart each other and that is positive towards education development,” Manda said.
One of the visiting students, Julia Mwenesungu, said has learnt a lot after visiting Chipata Television and her interest to study journalism has grown.
“Being my first time to visit Zambia, I have learnt and seen good things about Chipata, and we have been taught how news or programmes are done on television after visiting Chipata Television.
The students from Kunyanja Private secondary school toured Chipata municipality, and Chipata Television before and later held sporting activities with their counterparts.
Kunyanja Private secondary school was opened in 2004 and has over 400 students at its Nkhata Bay campus.