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MP commends government for new secondary school

Written by  Brian Wasili
Joyce Chitsulo Joyce Chitsulo

Mwanza, June 2, Mana: Member of Parliament for Mwanza West Constituency, Joyce Chitsulo has hailed government for considering constructing a new secondary school in her area.

She said the development would promote education in the constituency particularly among girls.

Chitsulo was speaking on Sunday when Minister of Education, Science and Technology, Dr. William Susuwele Banda MP laid a foundation stone at the site where the new secondary school is expected to be constructed at Fupa Village, Group Village Head Nthache in Senior Chief Nthache’s area in Mwanza.

“I am grateful to the government for this gesture because it will motivate children, especially girls in my area to work hard so that one day they should go to secondary school,” she said.

Chitsulo explained that the absence of a secondary school in the area was a demotivating factor for the learners who used to drop out of school even before reaching standard eight.

“The coming of this secondary school in this area will mean that more learners will have access of secondary school education than before,” she said.

Banda said that government realizes the importance of education to the development of the country; as such it has embarked on project of constructing 250 new secondary schools in phases across the country.

“It was the wish of this government that each one of the 193 constituencies should have at least a secondary school so that learners should not walk long distances to access secondary education,” he said.

Senior Chief Nthache pledged support to the construction works of the new secondary school which was expected to start soon so that they are completed on time.

“We are ready to provide any support required to the project so that it is finished and our children should start learning here,” he said.

Mwanza has got only one district boarding secondary, one conventional and four community day secondary schools against 46 full primary schools four of which are private.