15 November 2012

Zambia: Eighty Three Secondary Schools Built in One Year

EIGHTY-THREE secondary schools have been built over the last one year as part of the PF Government's commitment to delivering development inclusively across the country, State House has said.

President Michael Sata has said his administration was determined to put together a well-organised, valuable and reliable public education system through substantial investment in infrastructure development.

Mr Sata said Government had an obligation to shape the future of the general populace, particularly the younger citizens, who constituted a greater part of the population.

This is according to a statement released in Lusaka yesterday by Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations, George Chellah.

Mr Sata said his administration had undertaken to construct and complete secondary schools in all the 10 provinces to enhance access to quality education for all.

During the period 2011 to 2012, 83 schools had been under construction countrywide.

Out of the 83, a total 44 were almost completed and were scheduled for commissioning in January next year.

During the period 2012 to next year, 35 secondary schools would be constructed countrywide.

"This Government will not leave out any part of the country in distributing development and will work towards unifying our people even in the sharing of resources, and this is but only the beginning of tremendous efforts directed at rebuilding Zambia as a prosperous and inclusive nation," he said.

In the period 2012 to 2013 three schools in Central Province, four on the Copperbelt, three in Western Province, three in Lusaka and five in Luapula Province will be constructed.

Eastern Province will have three, four in Northern, another four in Muchinga, three in North-western and three in Southern Province.

Mr Sata said the Government would construct four colleges to specifically train teachers in Mathematics and Sciences in Kabompo, Nchelenge, Senanga and Katete Districts.

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