Government called to upgrade community schools
Mungwi, February 25, ZANIS ——- A Patriotic Front Ward Chairman in Mungwi district of Northern Province has called on government to consider upgrading existing community schools into regular schools.
Mungwi Ward Chairman Stanley Mulenga told ZANIS in Mungwi that the concept of community schools has failed as most parents were not able to raise the minimum requirements to run the schools.
Mr Mulenga said parents were not able to pay untrained teachers who were teaching in most schools because of lack of financial capacity.
He cited Chomba Community School in Mungwi Ward which has had no teacher for some time now because parents failed to pay the teachers their monthly dues.
Mr Mulenga who is also Parents Teachers Association (PTA) Chairperson at Chomba Community school said government should take over the running of community schools because they were not able to function as expected.
He said the concept of community schools would function well if government was able to engage qualified teachers.
The Ward Chairman said the quality of education should not just be based on providing a shelter to conduct classes from but ensure that learning standards were raised holistically in community schools hence the need for the government to come in.
And the PF Ward chairman has also thanked the Constituency Development Committee in Mungwi for giving Chomba Community School K8000 rebased meant for the completion of a teacher’s house.