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The school feeding program in primary schools has helped improve learner performance

Rural News The school feeding program in primary schools has helped improve learner performance

Meal time... Pupils at Kasima basic school having a meal under the school's feeding programme
Meal time… Pupils at Kasima basic school having a meal under the school’s feeding programme

Provincial Eastern Education Officer Allan Lingambe says the school feeding program in primary schools has helped improve learner performance in the province.

Dr Lingambe said the Ministry of Education has seen improved learner performance among schools where the feeding programmes are being implemented because pupils are attentive in class.

Dr Lingambe said that the program is aimed at curbing issues to do with absenteeism and poor learner performance.

He stated that the school feeding programme which started in 2011 is being implemented with support from the World Food programme (WFP).

Dr Lingambe however noted with sadness that some parents are not appreciating the programme and when assigned to prepare the meals they are reluctant to do so, adding that in some cases they shun preparing the meals.

He states that some children go without eating even where WFP has distributed the foodstuffs.

Dr. Lingambe appeals to the parents to be responsible and ensure that they play their role by preparing the meals as agreed with school authorities.

6 COMMENTS

    • Iyeeeeeeeeeeeee the so called meal those kids are having is crap! Not even my dogs would eat that rubbish.

    • Such picture makes HH cry. He went through that life as a child, and it has to stop.
      Send that picture to Edgar and his wife who claims to be mother of the nation.

  1. This will be even more important as austerity takes hold. Please give children Greens. Vegetable patches at every school should be compulsory. Get the parents to come down at the weekends.

  2. Its a good start! all what is required is technocrats in improving the program. Every journey of a thousands begins one one step. Of-course you need an expert to structure the program, Its one thing to start yet another to sustain.
    Zambia is endowed with multi-expertise in several areas of human endeavours. I have done several course on school feeding programme and how to make them self sustainable.
    Contact me for free consultancy: [email protected] I will give free information in the first six months as pilot in say 10 school in different regions. I mean using their locally grown materials, which will make them self sustainable. This is not rocket science, its something I have worked on with numerous companies locally and abroad. So Dr Lingambe. do not lose hope. This noble task…

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