Kitwe Boys Secondary School says it needs aboutÂ K150millionÂ to rebuild Classroom BlocksÂ made ofÂ asbestosÂ which were posing a health risk to the pupils at the School.
And Government says a Nation that neglects its education system can not achieve any
meaningful development and sustainable economic growth.
Kitwe District Administrative Officer Stephen LindundaÂ said the country has seen a
lot of developments under the New Deal Government especially with the resuscitation
of the Mining Industry which has lead to high demand in the Labour Market.
Mr Linduda said the increased investment in the various sectors of the economy and
other programmes such as the Copperbelt Diversification programme needed fresh
graduates to fill JobsÂ that were being created.
He added that there was need for betterÂ education facilities so that students could
be prepared adequately to take up jobs being created in these industries.
Mr Lindunda said this in Kitwe today during the official Launch of Preparations for
the Golden Jubilee of Kitwe Boys High School to be held in September.
He further said Government was delighted to note that Kitwe Boys High School had
clocked 50 years adding that the School had made a tremendous contribution to the
development of the country.
And Speaking earlier at the same function, Kitwe Boys Golden Jubilee Interim
Committee Chairman Father FrankÂ BwalyaÂ said his committee as part of the main
celebrations wanted to replace with bricksÂ the famous World Bank ClassroomsÂ made
He said asbestos were harmful to human health hence the need to rebuild the walls of
the school and construct extra two classÂ room blocks.
He added that the Committee was also going to sink a borehole at the school to
improve water supply and sanitation in general.
Father Bwalya said the Committee hasÂ planned to hold a Dinner Dance, Soccer
Tournament and Golf Tournament to raise the K150 million which was needed to carry
out these activities.
And Kitwe District Education Board Secretary Sacks Mwansa appealed to the Corporate
World to support the School in its efforts to rehabilitate infrastructure as part of
the Golden Jubilee Celebrations.
Mr Mwansa added that Kitwe Boys High School has contributed enormously to the
development of this country hence the need for all the former students and every one
who had passed through the school to contribute towards this noble cause.
Kitwe Boys was established in 1957 and clocks 50 years of existence in September