PF Govt committed to infrastructure development in education sector
Ndola, March 17, 2013, ZANIS……….Copperbelt Province Minster Mwenye Musenge says the Patriotic Front government remains committed to improving educational standards and infrastructure development under the ministry of education countrywide.
Mr Musenge said government in the 2013 national budget has set aside funds to rehabilitate and construct more schools so that educational standards are taken to higher levels both in rural and urban areas.
Mr Musenge said this at a fundraising lunch for Lupiya Basic School of Masaiti district held at Savoy hotel in Ndola yesterday.
Lupiya Basic School is scouting for funds to rehabilitate infrastructure at the school and construct more classrooms, teachers’ houses and toilets.
Mr Musenge pointed out that government will therefore ensure that schools both in rural and urban areas receive the help they need in order for every Zambian child to have access to better education services.
He said government will also ensure that electricity reaches schools and sanitation facilities are improved.
Mr Musenge added that more houses for teachers both in rural and urban have also been earmarked for construction.
Mr Musenge also appealed to teachers’ countrywide to become leaders of integrity so that they bring pride to the country in their respective work.
Speaking earlier Masaiti District Educational Board Secretary (DEBS) Binos Mubonde said the district is faced with inadequate funds to improve infrastructure..
Mr Mubonde said it was pleasing that schools like Lupiya were taking initiatives to improving their schools’ outlook through such ventures.
He thanked the PF government for prioritising education in its manifesto as evidenced by the opening of four secondary schools on the Copperbelt.
Mr Mubonde said the task of raising educational standards was a mammoth one which requires the involvement and support of everyone.