Over 200 pupils are learning in make shift stores, tuntembas.


Over 200 pupils at Kalindi primary school east of Solwezi district are reported to be having their lessons from make shift shops commonly known as tuntemba.


This is after their school had its entire roof blown off by heavy rains in December last year.


According to education authorities in the district, teachers are forced to conduct lessons in shops so as not to disadvantage the 214 pupils at the school.


Speaking during a meeting with Education Deputy Minister Patrick Ngoma in Solwezi recently the buildings officer Stephen Kandela said the school is in a bad state and needs urgent attention.


Mr Kandela told the minister that the district has a number of schools that had their roofs blown off and have since written to the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit(DMMU) to come to their aid.


He however bemoaned the slow pace at which DMMU was responding to disaster affected schools.


And Mr Ngoma said the ministry headquarters will follow up the matter with DMMU in Lusaka.