THE state has released K900,000 to the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Vocational Training in Mufumbwe for infrastructure development projects.
Mufumbwe district commissioner Mankishi Mukokwe confirmed the release of the funds in an interview yesterday.
Ms Mukokwe said the money is meant for the construction of three classroom blocks and four staff houses at Kalende and Kaminzekenzeke day secondary schools respectively.
“Money is already in the account and works are expected to commence once the tender for the projects are awarded,”Ms Mukokwe said.
She said the projects once complete will address the shortage of classroom space at the two schools which have beenupgraded into secondary schools.
The district commissioner commended government for releasing the funds as it will improve education standards in the district.
And Ms Mukokwe said the construction of three science laboratories at a cost of K1.8 million at Kashima, Kalende and Kaminzekenzeke day secondary schools is progressing well.
“We are happy that the contractor who abandoned the project at Kalende is back on site and works are going on well even at the two other schools where the laboratories are being constructed,”Ms Mukokwe said.
She said the laboratories once complete will improve the performance of pupils in science subjects.
Zambia Daily Mail