President Sata receives kudos
Kawambwa, May 31, 2013,ZANIS – Kawambwa Central Junior Secondary School has praised President Sata and his government for upgrading the institution from primary to its current level.
School Head Teacher Frank Kapila praised the President when Education deputy minister David Mabumba visited the school to check on infrastructure and possible room for expansion.
The Head Teacher said the upgrading of the school was a demonstration of President Sata’s commitment to uplifting the standards of education in the country.
He disclosed that the School which was built in 2008 was opened as a Middle Basic School in 2009 and has now been upgraded to a Junior Secondary School with three grade 8 classes and two grade 10 classes.
He explained that the grade 10 classes were opened because there were a number of pupils who made it to grade 10 by getting full certificates but had no places at Ng’ona Secondary School which had reduced grade 10 classes from seven to two.
He said currently the school had a pupil population of 346and 13 teachers .
And Education Deputy Minister David Mabumba implored the school staff and the community to work together in bringing their dream of a fully fledged secondary school into reality.
He said government was ready to provide materials to complete the required infrastructure .
He said the PF Government was committed to the education needs of the country because the sector was a principal driver of national development.
He said 83 secondary schools were currently under construction while 35 more have been included in the 2013 national budget.
He added that the PF Government has also made a commitment to construct eight public universities which included Chalimbana and Palabana in Chongwe district, Robert Kapasa Makasa University for Science and Technology in Chinsali district and Luapula University in Mansa. Mukuba University of Mathematics in Kitwe on the Copperbelt.
Others are Mukuba University of Mathematics in Kitwe on the Copperbelt , Nkwame Nkrumah University in Kabwe and King Lewanika University in Western Province whose construction works will need not less than KR150 billion each.
He added that the PF Government was creating more opportunities for university education for all Zambians.
And School PTA Chairman Steven Musonda assured the deputy minister that the community was happy with the upgrading of the school into a Junior secondary school to cater for the children in the surrounding area.
He said the community was also grateful to the government for fulfilling its campaign promises of providing more school places for school children countrywide.
And a pupil, Eddah Nakamba thanked Government for putting Primary Schools in Kawambwa on a feeding programme because most pupils in the district were vulnerable and came to School on empty stomachs.
She said the feeding programme supported by the World Food Programme had improved attendance of pupils in schools.