Govt hands over management of Kayombo Secondary to church
Kabompo, December 18, ZANIS———————-Government has handed over the running of Kayombo secondary school in Kabompo district to Christian Mission in
Many Lands (CMML) church.
Speaking when he handed over the school to the church, North-Western Provincial
Education officer, Allan Lingambe said the school which was constructed at the cost of K42, 449,116 will however remain government owned.
Mr. Lingambe explained that the day to day management of the school will be done by the church.
He said the decision to hand over the school to the church was arrived at after government received requests from the church which had shown interest in managing the school.
Mr Lingambe said government is confident that CMML church is capable of lifting the educational standards of schools in rural areas to enable pupils compete with urban counterparts at equal levels at universities and colleges.
He assured Kayombo residents that the handing over of the secondary school to the CMML church should not worry them because everyone will be accommodated since the school was built for the community.
In his welcoming remarks, District Education Board Secretary, Febby Kilele disclosed that the school was started in 2005 and was later established in 2006 with an initial enrolment of ten grade ten pupils.
Ms. Kilele said currently the school has 13 teachers and 215 pupils, adding management has requested for six classrooms and ten staff houses due to demand for more classroom space.
Meanwhile, CMML church board Chairperson Timothy Beer assured the
community that the church will run the school hand in hand with