A School that is part of CCAP

Emusa Day High School’s vision is to impact students and the community in a holistic manner, so that students become responsible citizens of Zambia.  Emusa is a subdistrict of Lundazi District, which is situated in the Eastern Province of Zambia.  The region is flat savannah, mostly grassland and scattered trees, at an altitude of 4000ft. The school of over 450 students is situated between a number of villages, and students walk or bike up to 40 km to school.  There are boarding facilities at the school, and some students live with extended family if their home village is far away.

The Tumbuka people who live in the region of Emusa are dependent on agriculture for their survival and economy. During 8 months of the year there is no rain, and during the other 4 months they experience torrential rainfall. Many are subsistence farmers, some growing cash crops of corn, tobacco and cotton. Lives are lived from day to day, without much exposure to large urban centres and development, health care is minimal, and 50-60% of children experience childhood malnutrition.

Emusa Day School was a Scottish Presbyterian mission school taken over by the government in the 1950s.  The high school split from the primary school in 2000, and many improvements have occurred since CCAP took over this school in 2003, though they continue to face facility challenges such as lack of running water. The number of boys at school is much higher than girls, with girls leaving school much earlier as a result of pregnancy, marriage, or cultural reasons.  Measures are being implemented to encourage girls to complete their high school education.

emmanuel munga
May 11, 2016 at 6:59 am

i reary miss this school

Isaiah Phiri
Sep 29, 2016 at 8:11 am

I Mis This School Since 2013 October

Chosani Ndhlovu
Dec 20, 2016 at 4:53 am

I have written a project concept for Emusa Day Secondary School to be transformed into a Boarding School. If all goes according to plan the identified financing institution will visit the site early 2016. And that the contractor if it succeeds will be on site by September 2016 to commence construction works respectively. Its my prayer all goes according to the drawn plan and Hope.

Jan 5, 2017 at 9:01 am

I was at Emusa then a Basic School from 1989 to 1996.This School has great potential to be one of the best. All is needed is good Health facilities, Clean water facilities, Laboratories such as science, computer etc....Infact I have hope that one day Emusa will be a District....Am a proud product of Emusa. If I can have a chance I can go and testify about Emusa and what it has made us.....to encourage a pupil to work hard and be successful as a motivational speaker.

Tim Bootsma
Jan 9, 2017 at 11:52 am

It's great to hear that this school has had such an impact on the lives of it's students. We, at EduDeo, pray that the school may continue to grow, in size, in quality of education and in it's ability to share the Good News with it's students that their time at the school will truly transform their lives. It's also encouraging to read that it has a larger vision for the future. May God Bless your efforts!

Mseteka Chiza
Feb 18, 2018 at 8:45 pm

This year's grade twelve pass rate leaves much to be desired.

I did my primary at this school.

Feb 26, 2018 at 5:01 pm

Even though i wasn't at emusa day high school,but my brothers,sister's,cousin's and friend's they have goten there secondary education level skill at emusa day and it seems to be a better school...

May 7, 2018 at 12:21 pm

2013~2015 As A Member Of 12B. I Want My School To Become A Boarding School As Un Old School And As Emusa Is Now A District It Has To Have A Boarding School And Day School ,am Also Working On My Dream To Become A Teacher

Oct 8, 2019 at 3:31 pm


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George Ndhlovu
Nov 1, 2021 at 6:54 am

I love Emusa

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