Minister of General Education David Mabumba has assured the people of Nakonde district in Muchinga Province that Donald Siwale Technical School will be partially handed over to his ministry by December this year.
Mr Mabumba said that the move will help to decongestant other secondary schools within the district were the teacher pupil ratio does match the required standards.
Mr Mabumba disclosed this yesterday during a meeting with pupils, parents and teachers from different schools from within the district.
The Minister who is on a tour of Muchinga Province to check on school infrastructure and also to interact with pupils, teachers and parents, is also taking time to inform and educate the public on some of the education reforms that have been introduced in his ministry.
Mr Mabumba said government will not terminate the contract of Savenda, a contractor who has been contracted to do the works but it will take up the task of buying the remaining building materials through the office of the Provincial Education Office in order to facilitate the completion of the project.
Speaking at the same occasion Nakonde District Education Board Secretary Stanley Mwambazi said the completion of the education facility will be a very remarkable development because currently Nakonde district does not have enough education infrastructure to cater for the increasing number of pupils per school.
And one of the parents, Queen Mwansa thanked government for the reducing school user fees. Mrs Mwansa said the move to reduce school user fees has enabled most parents to send their children to school.
People of Nakonde District have been waiting for the completion of Donald Siwale Technical School whose construction started in 2011.