-5 C
Alba Iulia
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Govt calls for private sector participation in schools infrastructure development

General News Govt calls for private sector participation in schools infrastructure development

Minister of General Education Dennis Wanchinga
Minister of General Education Dennis Wanchinga

Minister of General Education Dennis Wanchinga has called on private sector participation in schools infrastructure developing in the country.

Dr Wanchinga says private sector participation in schools development programme is in line with the government policy on Public Private Partnership (PPP).

ZANIS in Kabwe reports that the minister said this in a speech read for him by Central Province Education Officer (PEO) Jennifer Banda during the fundraising venture for Jasmine Boys Secondary School of Kabwe.

Mr Wanchinga said there is need to complement government’s efforts in schools to create a conducive environment for both the learners and the mentors.

He said the money raised will be used to improve the quality of teaching and learning at the school.

The minister said government would want to see a transformed Jasmine Secondary School that gives hope to the boy child.

He added that while government is advocating for the girl child education, it would not want to leave the boy child behind.

The school that was opened in 1956 as a Primary School and upgraded into a Secondary School some ten years ago stands alien in Kabwe’s Luangwa Compound in a very deplorable state.

And Jasmine Secondary School Head Teacher, Emmanuel Bwalya, said the institution was seeking to raise K100, 000 for the construction of a science laboratory, One by Three classroom block, wall fence and general rehabilitation works.

Mr Bwalya complained that since the school was upgraded, no attention has been attached to infrastructure development leading to its current deplorable state.

Over K12, 000 and 83 pockets of cement were raised in pledges during the fundraising venture that was made possible with sponsorship from Lusemfwa Hydro, Lukanga Stores, Kabwe Municipal Council and Three Seasons.

[Read 166 times, 1 reads today]

3 COMMENTS

  1. nearly all schools including teachers’ houses built in the 1950s – 60s are looming death traps and highly unsuitable for human occupation. An urgent solution is needed

  2. Education and schools is the responsibility of government, why are we always begging for the private sector to solve our ineptitude

    • I support the current government but some of the ministers’ going about the business is incredulous. You cannot just say all the time, saying doesn’t work.

      So when Govt calls for private sector participation in schools infrastructure development, ushé automatically amá investors balaisá?

      iyo… ni cho chisé kwená mwé

Comments are closed.

- Advertisement -
Loading...

Latest News

Tunisia Lurks For Chipolopolo On The Road to 2022 Qatar

The Africa zone 2022 Qatar FIFA World Cup draws were made on Tuesday evening in Cairo and Zambia know...

Sliding Zesco United Seek First Win in 2020 on Wednesday

Zesco United on Wednesday continue their battle to record their first competitive win in 2020 when they visit Buildcon in a Ndola derby at...

Churches urge government to declare food crisis to unlock international help

Churches in Zambia have called on the government of the country to declare a food crisis to unlock international help. The President of the Zambia...

Africa Confidential reports that Construction of Kafue Gorge Lower hydropower station in limbo as China halts funding

The Construction of the $2bn Kafue Gorge Lower hydropower station, which was expected to start generating power this year, is stalled after Zesco failed...

Screen Chinese nationals in Zambia for the “mysterious” New Corona virus, UPND demands

The opposition UPND says it is concerned about the outbreak of a virus in China and its possible spread to Zambia. “We would like...

More Articles In This Category

- Advertisement -
[Read 17 times, 1 reads today]