MELODY MUPETA, Kitwe
CHIEF Muyombe of the Tumbuka people of Mafinga district in Muchinga Province has appealed to Government to build a secondary school in his chiefdom to enable more people to complete their education.
The traditional leader said his chiefdom has only one secondary school, which is not adequate to carter for the increasing demand for secondary education.
Chief Muyombe said this compromises the quality of education as pupils have to learn in classrooms which are congested.
“I am appealing to Government to consider constructing a secondary school in my chiefdom because the only secondary school we have is usually congested, which makes it difficult for the pupils to have access to quality education,” he said.
Chief Muyombe said there is need for pupils to learn in a conducive environment for them to concentrate in class and receive the much-needed attention from their teachers.
He appealed to Government to build a school in the area so that more pupils can have access to higher education and contribute to national development.
The traditional leader said due to lack of space, most pupils have dropped out of school and are helping their parents with farming activities.
He said the construction of another school in the area will help to retain pupils in school.