Mbala secondary school pupils are concerned about the poor learning environment at the institution.
The pupils have appealed for support from well – wishers to supplement government efforts in rehabilitating the infrastructure and restocking teaching and learning materials at the school.
Leading the appeal, grade 12 pupils John Sinkamba and Gasper Sikazwe told ZANIS in Mbala in a walk-in interview today that there was urgent need to improve the learning environment at Mbala secondary school.
The duo has especially appealed to former pupils of the school to come on board saying government alone cannot meet all the costs associated with rehabilitating the school.
They said former Mbala Secondary school pupils have the responsibility to plough back into to their old school as a way of appreciating the knowledge they acquired from the institution and also restore its lost glory of once having been a prestigious learning institution in the district.
They pupils said the learning environment at the school left much to be desired because of the dilapidated infrastructure and depletion of teaching and learning materials.
Meanwhile, Sinkamba and Sikazwe who are aged 45 and 38 respectively have also commended government for giving older people like themselves an opportunity to access education through the introduction of Academic Production Unit (APU) section in schools.
The duo said the APU programme has provided an opportunity for the under privileged and older pupils who could have dropped out from school for various reasons but have now decided to go back and complete their education.
The two older pupils have further hailed the school administration and staff for creating a conducive learning environment for pupils in APU section.