——Education, Science, Vocation Training and Early Education Deputy Minister, David Mabumba, has bemoaned the poor state of Chivula Primary School in Sesheke district in Western Province
Speaking to ZANIS in an interview after inspecting the dilapidated school infrastructure, Mr Mabumba said he was saddened with the current state of the primary school.
However, Mr Mabumba stated that government, through the Ministry of Education, will come to the aid of the community and put up a modern school building.
He disclosed that the school was built by the community, hence the need for government to construct a one-by-two classroom block.
Mr Mabumba noted that the poor state of the learning environment has contributed to absenteeism among the pupils.
He appealed to teachers to continue serving the community as government addresses the matter.
Meanwhile, Imusho Primary school Deputy Head teacher, Liwena Liwena, appealed to government to consider constructing a modern school building to supplement the one constructed by the community.
Mr Liwena also complained that the school has no institutional houses for the teachers.
He also complained to the deputy minister that pupils are fond of absconding from school as they prefer to go and work in Namibia.
Mr Liwena said the vice of child labour has become rampant resulting in poor attendance of pupils.