Govt releases funds for upgrades two pre-schools to secondary schools in Pemba district
Pemba, 7th February, ZANIS – Government has released funds for the upgrading of two schools in Pemba district to run as comprehensive from preschool to grade twelve this year.
Senior Education Standards Officer for Southern Region Benson Zemba named the two schools as Kancomba Basic School and Namakwenga Community School.
Mr. Zemba said that in the first phase Kanchomba Basic will construct an additional 1×3 classroom block, toilets and teachers’ houses and other specialized rooms would be done in phase two.
The Senior Education Standards Officer for Southern Region disclosed this yesterday in Pemba District.
This was when a delegation led by the Assistant director for Southern region Stephen Chishiko from the Ministry of Education provincial Office paid a courtesy call on Pemba District Commissioner Reginald Mugoba during their familiarization tour of the district.
He said Namakwenga will construct a 1×2 classroom block, two teachers’ houses, two double VIPs and single VIPs at a cost of k480, 000.
Mr. Zemba said the comprehensive school strategy will be used in order to create access to quality education to pupils as seen from other countries where the strategy has worked out well.
And District Commissioner Reginald Mugoba said he received the new development with pleasure and stressed the need to improve education infrastructure in the new district.
Mr. Mugoba appealed to the Ministry of Education to consider increasing the number of secondary Schools in the new district.
Meanwhile Pemba District Education Board Secretary Mary Sifuniso disclosed that early childhood education has been introduced to thirty two schools in the district.
Ms Sifuniso said with the few centers monitored, the response was overwhelming with Kanchomba Basic enrolling over seventy pupils.
She said her office was running campaigns in communities encouraging youths and adult drop outs to get back to school adding that her office fad identified children with special education needs were was finding ways to assist them.