Govt upgrades two schools in Manyinga
Manyinga, Sept 2, 2014, ZANIS—Government will spend K3 million to upgrade two primary schools in Manyinga district in the North-western province to senior levels.
ZANIS reports that Kashinakaji and Chifuwe North primary schools will be upgraded into secondary schools using resources from central government and Constituency Development Funds.
Kabompo East Member of Parliament Dann Chingimbu who is also Lands and Natural Resources deputy minister disclosed this when toured developmental projects in his constituency recently.
Mr Chingimbu explained that K1,200,000 will be spent on the upgrading Chifuwe North Primary School to a secondary school and another K1,200,000 will go towards the construction of six classrooms at Kashinakaji primary school.
He said three teachers’ houses will be constructed at a cost of K960,780 while three VIP toilets will be built at a cost of K750,000.
The MP stated the transformation of the two primary schools was meant to cushion the transport and distance challenges pupils from Kashinakaji,Lwansongwa and Chifuwe areas have been facing to access senior secondary education.
The only centrally located and accessible schools are Old Loloma, New Loloma and Manyinga Secondary Schools which are over 140 kilo meters away.
And Manyinga District Education Board Secretary (DEBS) Dickson Mukoyo commended government for the timely response over the transformation of the two primary schools to secondary levels.
Mr Mukoyo disclosed closed that a team of experts from the Ministry of Education selected Kashinakaji and Chifuwe North primary schools among others because of the increasing population in the two areas coupled with their central locations and already existing structures.
He said other schools in the district were also being expanded and refurbished and include Mangana, Lwansongwa, Chongo,Kapidi and Ndunga primary schools in a bid to increase access to education.