—-Ikelengi District Commissioner, Rodness Ndumba, says government is striving hard to improve education standards in the country.
Mrs Ndumba said this during the launch of the Ikelengi District Education Board Strategic Plan today.
Mrs Ndumba said the document has come at a right time when the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) government is striving hard to improve the education standards in the country.
The District Commissioner encouraged the office of the Provincial Education Officer not to relent in trying to improve the education standards in the district for the betterment of the young generation.
Speaking at the same occasion, North-western Provincial Education Officer, Jennifer Malama, applauded various stakeholders involved in producing the strategic plan to improve leaner performance.
Mrs Malama said the document brings out the true picture of Ikelenge district in terms of education standards and expressed confidence that the document will bring about positive interventions to improve the leaner performance in the district.
Ikelenge District Education Board Secretary, Michael Masumba, said the strategic plan has a time frame of four years and will run from 2013 to 2016.
Mr Masumba said the purpose of the strategic plan is to try and address the numerous challenges the district is facing in terms of education such as low reading levels, poor infrastructure, ineffective school management, teacher unpreparedness and inadequate teaching and learning materials among others.
He said the increased pregnancy cases are frustrating efforts to educate the girl child and revealed that there are 111 reported pregnancy cases for the year 2011 and only 66 in 2012.
Mr Masumba said the strategic plan will serve as an operational tool in enhancing quality education to improve the leaner performance at all levels by 2016.