Welcome to the Mzuzu International Academy Prospectus We hope it will give you a flavour of a very special school. After many years in international education it is a real honour and a pleasure to lead this fast developing school. During its relatively short history the Academy has developed a reputation as a learning focused school and a centre of academic excellence, based on outstanding IGCSE results.
As our school motto succinctly puts it ‘Education for a Global Future’ is the key and I am reminded of the words of Eric Hoffer. ‘In times of change the learners will inherit the earth, while the knowers will find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no
longer exists.’ When I see young people so at ease with modern technology it is a constant reminder that we all need to be learners in today’s world.
As mentioned elsewhere in this prospectus learning and its associated academic success is central to all we do at Mzuzu International Academy. However, through our various academic and non-academic programmes we seek to give students a variety of experiences that will prepare them for life beyond school.
Mzuzu International Academy is a microcosm of the world we live in with students and staff from many different, cultural, religious, ethnic and social backgrounds. All are equally valued and encouraged to interact with their peers. As this world gets smaller and more complex the ability and willingness to work and live with others becomes increasingly important. The phrase ‘No man is an island’ is even more true today and will be increasingly so tomorrow than when John Donne wrote it in 1624. Here at Mzuzu International Academy ‘Education for a Global Future’ are not just fancy words that
adorn our school badge but what we strive to achieve every day. A prospectus can only provide a very brief impression of a school and I hope you will also
take a look at our website that contains a good deal more information, www.mzuzuacademy.org, or take up our open invitation for you to visit our campus.
I look forward to welcoming you to Mzuzu International Academy. With all best wishes,
Peter H. Yates
MBE MA B.Ed Hons FRGS ILMP