Government has expressed satisfaction at the pace at which the K29bn boarding Secondary School project in Kaputa district is progressing.
Speaking when he inspected the school project, Northern Province Permanent Secretary Mwalimu Simfukwe said he was happy with the work done so far by a Chinese contractor.
The PS also addressed pupils at Kaputa High School and appealed to parents to stop the practice of marrying off their girl children at a tender age.
Mr Simfukwe noted that the number of girls in school was not encouraging and urged parents to accord equal education opportunities to both girls and boys.
He further advised the girls to resist attempts by their parents to force them into early marriage as this would ruin their future.
He said such parents who force their children into early marriages should be reported to relevant authorities.
Mr. Simfukwe said Government was putting up such education infrastructure because it realizes that education is key to national development.
The PS said the Boarding school project, which will take over three years to complete, would accord an opportunity to pupils in far flung places of the district to complete their secondary school education.
He said government was concerned that some pupils from far places were renting houses in shanty compounds because the district had no boarding facilities.