MWAPE MWENYA, Zambezi
NYANG`MBA Primary School head teacher Chrisford Kamiza has appealed to the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit to quickly work on the school roof that was blown off in 2010.
Mr Kamiza said in an interview that officials from DMMU who visited the school pledged to replace the blown roof but nothing has been done.
He said the development has affected both the pupils and the operations of the institution, especially that the school only has two classroom blocks.
“We have since built a grass- thatched facility to accommodate the stranded pupils. The situation is worse in the rainy and hot seasons as children are exposed to the harsh weather,” Mr Kamiza said.
He said the school has 312 pupils from grades one to nine and the two classroom blocks are not enough to accommodate them all.
Mr Kamiza said there are only five teachers who are not enough to carter for all the pupils.
He has since appealed to Government to construct teachers’ houses stating that most of teachers are renting grass thatched houses.
Mr Kamiza said due to lack of accommodation, some teachers have deserted the school.