Kamuzu Academy is a private boarding school in Malawi that was founded by, and named after, the late Hastings Kamuzu Banda, the former President of Malawi. It is described by its proponents as "The Eton of Africa".
Founded in November 1981 in Mtunthama, 150 kilometres north of Lilongwe the capital city of Malawi, the school initially had 300 pupils.
Whilst Kamuzu Banda was still in power, the school only accepted the four best students from every district, who had to write a separate examination from the Primary School Leaving Certificate. Everything from uniforms to bedding, shoes, socks, textbooks, lab equipment, paints and sports attire was free. This is not the case since the school changed into a private school.
The school's sports facilities include a 33-metre swimming-pool, a 10-hole golf course, a pavilion overlooking a running track and main sports field, tennis courts, squash courts two further sports fields, as well as outdoor basketball and volleyball courts.
Latin and Greek are compulsory. Subjects include, Art, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Economics, English, French, Geography, Greek, History, Latin, Mathematics, Music, Physics and Double Award Science.
Staff As of 2008, there were 57 staff, of whom 14 are from the United Kingdom and 44 from the Republic of Malawi.
Frank Cooke (x- present)
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