Copperbelt Permanent Secretary (PS), Bright Nundwe says government will not leave Chiwala Technical Secondary School in Masaiti district to ruins but will step in to improve the infrastructure.
Mr. Nundwe said Chiwala Boys Technical School is a pride of the Copperbelt province as it is the only boys Technical School in the region.
ZANIS reports that the PS said this when he interacted with teachers and pupils at the School.
Mr. Nundwe was however, surprised that the school infrastructure has run down yet it is sitting in the midst of reputable companies like Lafarge, Zambezi Portland and Neelknath who can consider ploughing back to improve the state of structures at the institution.
Meanwhile, School Head Teacher Chipasha Chileshe said the school administration does not want to beg for help but has this year resorted to mobilize resources to work on some dormitories and the dining hall which have become inhabitable.
Mr. Chileshe explained to Mr. Nundwe that the school needs to complete a library building, rehabilitate all dormitories, ablution blocks, the Kitchen and classrooms if the learning environment has to improve at the school.
He said Chiwala Boys Technical Secondary School requires Five Million Kwacha to overhaul its infrastructure and improve the learning environment at the school.
The school which was built in 1963 needs a facelift on its infrastructure which has run down due to lack of maintenance
The situation at the school has also affected the enrollment rate which has dropped from 2000 pupils to 700 in the last few years.