Gender Life and Style

‘Kanengo should become boarding school’

By SITEMBILE SIWAWA
KANENGO Secondary School Parents Teachers Association (PTA) chairman Amon Muzenze of Mufumbwe has urged Government to turn the institution into a boarding school because of the long distances pupils cover.
Mr Muzenze said in an interview with Femail that pupils from far-flung areas cover distances of more than 400 kilometres to get the school.
He said it was the only secondary school in the area and accommodates more than 800 children. As a result, the children have been compelled to live in unsupervised weekly boarding houses.
“Last term we had close to 30 girls dropping out of school due to pregnancies because they live in boarding houses which are unsupervised. Besides the children suffer from hunger because they do not carry enough food and sometimes thieves break into their houses while they are attending lessons,” he said.
Mr Muzenze also said the school was in need of a science laboratory to enhance the studies of the pupils.
And Mr Muzenze expressed disappointment over failure by the area member of Parliament Stephen Masumba to develop his constituency since his election.
He appealed to Mr Masumba to lobby Government to help to develop Mufumbwe constituency.

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