15 new schools to be constructed in Copperbelt Province

Zambia: The Government of Zambia has announced their intention to construct 15 schools in various districts of the Copperbelt province. The construction of the schools is being funded by the World Bank.

The construction of the new schools will help in the development of ethe country’s educational infrastructure. Meanwhile. the students within the communities will also have access to modern and world class facilities.

The schools being constructed through the funds of the world bank include two boarding schools. The cost of construction for the boarding schools be 23 Million Kwacha each. On the other hand, the remaining 13-day schools will each be constructed at a cost of 19 million Kwacha.

The education sector stakeholders of the province are delighted by the development that is being supported by the World Bank. Copperbelt Province Permanent Secretary, Augustine Kasongo also expressed his sincere appreciation of the government for securing the partnership.

He also confirmed the development when a team from the Ministry of Education and World Bank called on him at his office in Ndola. The members of the community have shared that the construction of the new schools will help them in getting access to better quality education.

Kasongo has since lauded the World Bank, adding that the development will ensure learners have access to quality education. “I want to commend the World Bank for always being available to supplement the government’s efforts through funding various projects in the province,” he said.

Copperbelt Province Permanent Secretary, Augustine Kasongo appreciated the team’s efforts of visiting and monitoring the school projects in the province.

The Permanent Secretary said most projects always end up being stalled owing to lack of monitoring. He stated that physically checking on projects leads to positive infrastructure development, and the project will also be completed quickly.

Director planning for the Ministry of Education Linda Siwale said the team is in the province to monitor and supervise the projects on the ground. The event will help many vulnerable familes get access to educational facilities.