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Pupils must aim higher – Wanchinga


MINISTER of General Education Dennis Wanchinga has urged pupils to aim high and observe discipline to help Zambia grow the cadre of such experts as medical doctors, scientists, engineers, architects and pilots.  
Speaking when he visited Horizon School in Lusaka recently, Dr Wanchinga said science as well as information communications technology (ICT) play a vital role in enhancing the national diversification and industrialisation agenda for Zambia.
He said Zambian can only produce the adequate number of scientists and technologists with the deliberate and adequate investment in education.
And as future leaders of Zambia, young people, the minister said, need to be focused, determined and disciplined in all their endeavours.
“Zambia still needs a lot of technologists such as pilots, engineers, medical doctors among others. As pupils, you need to be God-fearing, obedient, disciplined and follow guidelines from your teachers to be responsible citizens and make a difference in Zambia,” he said.
Dr Wanchinga encouraged pupils at the school to aim high and study hard to become important people in society.
He also appealed to teachers to enhance career guidance and counselling services to pupils to enable them to choose the right professions.
Dr Wanchinga urged the pupils to avoid indulging in activities such as drug and alcohol abuse and other vices that may destroy their future.
He commended Horizon School for recording 100 percent pass rate in the 2016 examinations for grades seven, nine and 12.
Dr Wanchinga also appealed to Horizon School management to consider opening more schools in rural areas in a bid to enhance quality education in those areas.
And Horizon Educational Trust chairperson Goksal Cavdaro thanked the minister for his visit to the school and urged him to continue working hard in his quest to improve the welfare of pupils in Zambia.
Mr Cavdaro said the school is committed to ensuring that pupils receive quality education that will help them contribute positively to national development.
Speaking on behalf of pupils, Horizon School head boy Hubrey Msalu said they will apply the words of wisdom acquired from the minister in their future endeavours and make Zambia proud.

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