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First Lady calls for improved literacy

FIRST Lady Esther Lungu has implored government to expedite the process of enacting the library legislation to help improve the reading culture in primary and secondary schools.
Mrs Lungu said this  in a speech read for her by the ministers spouses’ club representative Suzyo Simbyakula during the launch of a multimedia centre at Safe World Trust School in Lusaka`s Jack township.
The multimedia centre consists of a school library, a science and computer laboratory for learners at the school.
“The main focus here is a school library; it will give children an opportunity to pursue knowledge because we need to inculcate a culture where all schools from primary to tertiary are mandated to make libraries a core infrastructure, otherwise we shall continue claiming that Zambian citizens have a poor reading culture when in fact the facilities are not available,” Mrs Lungu said.
The First Lady, however, commended the school for providing quality education to children through the provision of modern learning technologies which help improve literacy levels.
And school manager Chisopa Mwansa urged pupils to guard the newly-opened centre jealously to allow for future use.
Mr Mwansa said about K5,000 was spent on constructing the multimedia centre.
“I urge pupils to take advantage of this facility to improve their literacy levels. The science laboratory will also help them improve in conducting experiments before and during their examinations,” Mr Mwansa said.
And grade six pupil Joe Chabula praised the school management for the new facility and implored his fellow pupils to utilise it to improve their literacy levels.

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