Minister of General Education David Mabumba is happy with the pace at which construction works of Kabange day secondary school in Milenge district are progressing.

Mr. Mabumba observed that the progress made so far was an indication that the community was eager to have a secondary school as soon as possible.

Speaking when he toured the construction site, Mr. Mabumba disclosed that in other parts of the country where similar structures are being constructed, works have not moved as fast as those at Kabange.

He noted that the local community has fully committed itself to the project by providing the necessary support.

He pointed out that with the rate at which the works are moving, his Ministry would even consider going to officially open the school once all the works are completed.

Mr. Mabumba said this will be an example to other communities to also work hard.

The Minister indicated that Kabange secondary school, which is under the Zambia Education Enhancement Project (ZEEP) and funded by the World Bank, will help reduce long distances which most pupils in rural areas cover to access secondary education.

He said there will be 82 new secondary schools countrywide under the Zambia Education Enhancement Project.

And Luapula Province Education Senior Building Officer James Mwila said the construction of all the 13 schools which are under the project in the province have reached an advanced stage.

Mr. Mwila disclosed that each district in the province has been allocated one secondary school except for Mwense which will have two schools under the same project.

He added that once completed, these schools will have five class rooms each and a laboratory plus four teachers’ houses and two boreholes.

He said these schools, which will also be electrified, are expected to be officially opened by late January next year.

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