Teachers at Nyawa secondary school in Kazungula district have appealed to the government through the Ministry of Education to help improve infrastructure at the learning institution.
The teachers complained among other issues the lack of funding to complete the school building so that they could start using the newly built structure which was constructed by the community members in the area.
Acting school Head Teacher, Joseph Matome disclosed at a meeting that was held at the school yesterday that currently, Nyawa Primary school and the secondary school are combined due to the none completion of the secondary school.
Mr. Matome added that the secondary school teachers were sent to the area without taking into consideration to put the needed facilities first before teachers could be deployed to the school.
He also said there are eleven teachers, nine males and two females who were deployed to Nyawa Secondary school but without accommodation for them.
Mr. Matome charged that the community in the area did most of the works at the school and are now stressed up hence the need for government to move in quickly and do the rest adding that a one by two classroom block is still needed to be constructed.
Mr. Matome disclosed that the school last received funding amounting to K42 thousand in April last year and the monies were used to purchase textbooks .
Earlier, teachers expressed concern that the school needed to be completed and that toilets and teachers’ houses be constructed so that they can be motivated .
Julius Lyambai, a Science teacher called on the area Member of Parliament for Katombola Constituency Derrick Livune who visited the school to convey the challenges faced by the teachers in the area to the relevant authorities so that something could be done about it.
Mr. Lyambai said the school still lacked a lot of facilities such as a laboratory, hostels, toilets as well as a borehole.
He added that pupils were accommodated in makeshift structures making it difficult to control their movements due to none availability of hostels.
Meanwhile, Katombola Member of Parliament Derrick Livune admitted that the school had challenges that needed to be addressed and pledged his commitment towards reducing some of them.
Mr. Livune said he would do his best to make sure that part of the 2014 CDF allocation to his constituency goes towards the construction of two teachers’ houses for the secondary school and a borehole to improve water supply.