178 pupils learn in the cold in Zambezi district

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178 pupils learn in the cold in Zambezi district


Solwezi, July 5th, 2013, ZANIS —-  One-hundred seventy-eight (178 )  pupils at Nyakulenga basic school in Zambezi district are learning in the  cold winter.



This is because their  one by three classroom block whose roof was blown off in November last year has not yet been repaired.



The  affected pupils include 52 in grade seven, 58 in grade six and 68 in grade five.



The school head teacher whose office was also affected is now squatting in one of the classrooms for his administrative work.



ZANIS reports the School head teacher Wosford Kambanji confirmed the development in an interview today in Zambezi District, today.



Mr Kambanji, who was found operating from one end of a grade three classroom, said the classroom block-accommodating grade 7, 6 and 5 classes, had its roof blown off by a heavy storm on 4th November last year.



He said his office was affected and to protect school materials and resources he has converted half of the grade three classrooms into his official office.




The Headteacher  said the disaster at the school was reported to the district commissioner, district education board secretary and the disaster management and mitigation unit (DMMU) last year.



However, he said up to now there has been no response because no one has even travelled to assess the damage caused to the school by the storm.



He mentioned that the area MP Sara Sayifwanda is not aware of the problems at the school because she has not visited the area since being elected to parliament in 2011.



Mr Kambanji appealed to government to help the school repair the damaged classroom block so that pupils can learn in a good environment secured from the cold and direct sun light.