Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam)

Tanzania: NBC Supports Renovation of Six School Libraries

THE National Bank of Commerce (NBC) has handed over a library building to Angaza Secondary School's administration in Lindi Region as part of the bank's corporate social investment (CSI) initiatives.

Speaking during a brief ceremony held at the school's compound, NBC Managing Director, Mr Lawrence Mafuru, said education was one of the bank's priorities in its corporate social responsibility policies.

A total of six library buildings worth 70m/- have already been renovated at different secondary schools and will soon be handed over to the respective schools' administrations.

"It is widely known that education is one of the fundamental pillars of the nation. We know that Tanzania can advance if her schools will be producing well educated students. "When we speak about better education, we mean better buildings that meet students as well as their teachers' needs and expectations, books and other equipment.

"There is no way you can produce the best students, both of science and arts, from schools without a well equipped library, where students will be comfortably reading books and other materials", said Mr Mafuru. Mr Mafuru said NBC as part of Barclays group has decided to support construction of school libraries in the country.

"We will not stop to assist our government to make sure that our children acquire good education, hence confidently enter into the job competitions. "You need to read books so as to pass your exams. We hope that this will be as an education catalyst to this part of southern Tanzania," Mafuru said.

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