THE newly-built Kaputa Boarding Secondary School in Kaputa, Northern Province, constructed at a cost of K44 million, has been opened to members of the public.
Kaputa district commissioner Mulenga Fube said in an interview that the project has been completed, and the school has capacity to accommodate 392 pupils.
“We are glad to announce that the newly-constructed Kaputa boarding school has been opened to members of the public. This is a government project, and we are happy that it has been completed,” Mr Fube said.
He said the school will greatly help reduce child marriages in the district, and instil high levels of concentration among young girls who have been renting houses in neighbouring villages.
He said most young girls were being sexually abused by older men who frequented their rented houses to the detriment of the victims.
Mr Fube said the boarding school will greatly help improve the standard of education in the district and ensure the delivery of quality education to the pupils in the area.
He said Government is investing massively in the improvement of infrastructure in the education sector to improve the delivery of quality education.
Mr Fube said children can only have a bright future if they are educated in schools that have good infrastructure.