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Govt channels over K1.3 billion to science education

EconomyGovt channels over K1.3 billion to science education

Government has provided over K1.3 billion to the National Science Centre to promote the capacity of science and technology education in selected basic schools around the country.

The money has been provided by three cooperating partners through the Service
Delivery Improvement Fund (SDIF).

Management Development Division Permanent Secretary George Kawatu disclosed this
today when he handed over a motor vehicle, motor bikes and mobile science laboratory
equipment to the National Science Centre in Lusaka.

Mr. Kawatu said government was keen to see improved science education standards in
basic schools in the country hence the initiative by the National Science Centre to
come up with mobile laboratories.

He urged the National Science Centre to use the equipment in a manner that would
improve the teaching of science in the country.

Meanwhile, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Lillian Kapulu said the
initiative to manufacture mobile laboratory units would offset the challenges many
schools are currently facing in the country.

Mrs. Kapulu said most schools in the country did not have science laboratories,
thereby compromising the quality of science education.

She said the donated equipment would help realise government’s objective of
promoting science education in the country, which would in turn help develop the
country.

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