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Kamuzu Academy is a selective, co-educational boarding school for pupils in the 11 to 18 age range. It occupies a large, purpose-built campus close to the village of Mtunthama, 150 km from Lilongwe City. Its rural setting, far from the distractions of large towns or cities, allows pupils to concentrate fully upon their educational development. It was founded by Malawi's first President, Dr H. Kamuzu Banda, to provide educated leaders for southern Africa in general and Malawi in particular.
The Academy offers courses leading to the IGCSE examinations of the University of Cambridge and other UK examining bodies at the end of Form 5, and to GCE AS and A levels at the end of the Lower and Upper 6th Forms respectively. Its lower school courses (Forms 1 to 3) are influenced by, but not tied to, the UK National Curriculum. It also offers the theory examinations of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music and is a centre for the US-based SAT examinations. Its three academic terms run from September to December, January to March and April to June, about 36 weeks in total.
Its wide-ranging curriculum covers English (Language and Literature), Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Latin,
Greek, History, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, ICT, French, Geography, Religious Studies, Economics, Business Studies,
Law, CDT, Art and Design, Music and Physical Education. The Classics form an important part of its ethos, and one
Classical subject is compulsory at IGCSE.
Science is not an affair of telling and being told, but an active and constructive process. Science is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another,the power to think clearly, and the power to appreciate life.
The ICT department is revitalise its resources to prepare the young minds by honing their skills as future technology providers, this provide students with the knowledge, skills and motivation in the field of technology.
A learning community dedicated to building respectful and responsible citizens and empowering all learners. Engaging all students in partnership with family and community to become informed, compassionate, global citizens.
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. A well-educated mind will always have more questions than answers, Allow yourself to be a beginner; no one starts off being excellent.
Music is about communication, creativity and cooperation. By studying music in school, students have the opportunity to build on these skills, enrich their lives and experience the world from a new perspective.
Mathematics is not about numbers, equations, computations, or algorithms: it is about understanding. Good mathematics is not about how many answers you know.. its how you behave when you don't know.
The Academy’s purpose is to produce well rounded,tolerant and independently minded young men and women who will mature to contribute to the future of the nation.
After 30 years, the Academy is coming of age; it is moving from infancy into youth. It has become a school with a national and international reputation. It is, however, still a very young school. Of the more established independent schools in the UK, some can trace their history back 500 years, some even have their origins at around the last millennium (give or take a century).
The aim is to have very refined young men and women as they leave the gate at the end of their stay. But how much of these has one used during the seven year stay?
The Academy is about many things. The Founder’s charge is “Educate the whole man”. In trying to educate the whole man, the Academy is more than just dealing with class work. We demand that our students take part in the full curriculum we are offering.
Kamuzu Academy was opened in 1981 by our Founder Dr. H. Kamuzu Banda. His intention was to establish a Secondary School, on the lines of the best Public and Grammar Schools in the U.K., which would accept the most able pupils and prepare them for Higher Education.
The Founder extended his original vision, so that the Academy is able to accept fee-paying students from around the world, as well as from within Malawi, whilst retaining a scholarship element. The guiding principles of the Academy are upheld and maintained by the supervision HISTORY, Philosophy AND AIMS of the Trustees and the Board of Governors.