Mufumbwe District Commissioner Mankishi Mukokwe has called on government to construct classroom blocks at Kabanda and Shungulu primary schools in Mufumbwe.
Ms Mukokwe said this will help address the inadequate classroom space being faced by grade eight and nine pupils at the two basic schools.
She disclosed that the two primary schools are accommodating more than 350 pupils in the two existing classrooms.
The DC made the call after conducting awareness activities for women groups in Mushima area together with officers from the Ministry of Community Development.
And Shungulu Primary School Head Teacher Boaz Muzhama revealed that pupils from the school were learning from nearby churches due to few classroom spaces.
He further stated that the school lacked desks and only 40 were delivered to the school last year.
Mr Muzhama added that the school only had seven teachers instead of 12 as required by the school establishment while Kabanda Primary school has six teachers instead of the required nine.
Kabanda Primary School Head Teacher James Muwowo has since urged government to deploy more teachers to schools in rural areas.
Meanwhile, Acting District Education Board Secretary (DEBS) Debby Jipira said government attaches great importance to education and was working at modalities to address challenges faced in schools in the district.