Govt pays tribute to rural based teachers
Nchelenge, 22nd June,2012, ZANIS…….Government has paid tribute to Teachers serving in rural areas for their sacrifice and patriotism.
And Acting Nchelenge Secondary School Head Teacher, Kaputula Kwandangala paid tribute to Government for providing 100 Million kwacha Rebased which enabled the School rehabilitate the ablution blocks.
Nchelenge District Commissioner, Royd Chakaba says Government appreciate the services of Teachers working in rural parts of the Country because their sacrifice enables pupil in such area to access Education.
ZANIS Reports that Mr. Chakaba said this when he met Teachers at Nchelenge Secondary School yesterday after a familairisation tour of the learning institution.
He said plans underway to recruit 5,000 more Teachers to beef up Staffing levels in the country.
The DC said Government has a policy of decongesting Schools such as Nchelenge Secondary School which have what he described as pathetic Teacher-Pupil Ratio.
Speaking earlier, Acting Nchelenge Secondary School Head Teacher, Kaputula Kwandangala paid tribute to Government for providing 100 Million kwacha Rebased which enabled the School rehabilitate the ablution blocks.
Mr. Kwandangala said this followed the closure of the learning institution by the Ministry of Health after it was found to be unfit for human habitation.
He said the funds enabled the School to work on three ablution blocks, eight VIP toilets, two wash rooms, a wall fence and to erect three by 3,000 Liters plastic tanks.
The Acting Head Teacher however bemoaned the congestion of pupils at the learning facility, which has made provision of quality education a challenge.
Mr. Kwandangala revealed that the School currently has a population of 2,371 pupil against an establishment of 700 pupils, adding that in some classes there are more than 130 pupils.
The Acting Head the situation has led to inadequate Boarding facilities for the pupils especially that out of eight dormitories for boys only six are habitable and out of the same number for girls only seven are habitable.
He said the other challenge being faced is failure by Organisations such as the Social Welfare Department, the National Voice and Cry of the Disabled (NAVOCRYDO) and the Nchelenge Inter-denominational Youths Sharing Initiative Group (NIDYLSIG) which made pledges that they were going to sponsor some pupils at the School but have since failed to do so.