Dedza Secondary school will tomorrow 27th April celebrate 70 years of anniversary since its official opening by the Governor of Nyasaland Sir Geoffrey Colby in 1951.
Dedza secondary school has produced a significant number of prominent alumni in Malawi including two former presidents of the Republic of Malawi Professor Bingu wa Mutharika and his brother Professor Peter Mutharika.
Not only that but the school has also produced prominent politicians such as Dr Goodall Gondwe renowned academicians of the likes of Professor Brown Chimphamba, Professor Jack Wirima and Justice Professor Redson Kapindu as well as influential thought leaders in the name of Dr precious Makiyi Maya Mkoloma Henry Kachaje and among others.
The school’s alumni have therefore since organised a special Platinum Jubilee Celebration [PJC] event to take place 27 April to be held both at the school in Dedza district Boma and virtually online.
According to Chairperson of the Platinum Jubilee Celebration Committee Brigadier General Dan Kuwali is encouraging alumni far and wide to make time and attend this important milestone for the school.
‘’Our Alma Mater has seen a lot of milestones go silently in the past such as the Silver Golden and Diamond Jubilees , As alumni we cannot keep on ignoring these important milestones,’’ said Brigadier General.
Brigadier General also cited that they are not doing justice to present and future students at the school .Therefore they want to make this Platinum Jubilee a memorable one to keep the sapere Aude spirit and values alive.
Meanwhile during the event tomorrow there will be a parade among others by different cohorts’ performances by both alumni and current students and the awards to be given to outstanding alumni who have demonstrated the Sapere Aude values and made significant and unique contributions in various spheres of life.
The Alumni have been engaged in fundraising ventures for the event with a modest budget of around MK7 million and encourages both the alumni and other well-wishers to contribute towards the fund.