Monday, 8 November 2010


The learning process was yesterday temporally disrupted at Mubalashi Basic School in Kapiri Mposhi district after unexpected rains soaked both staff and pupils.
The unexpected rains soaked pupils and teachers during lessons held in a roofless classroom at the school.
The 1X3 classroom blocks school had its roof blown off by strong winds early this year and has not been replaced causing lessons to be conducted in unroofed classrooms.
Parent Teacher Association (PTA) chairman, Emmanuel Sinyangwe told ZANIS in Kapiri Mposhi that the pupils and teachers were soaked during class lessons.
Mr. Sinyangwe has appealed to the office of the District Commissioner (DC) and the Ministry of Education (MoE) to find a permanent solution to put up a roof at the school before the rains intensify.
He said the school should be roofed in order to safeguard both pupils and teachers lives and improve the learning environment.
The PTA chairman said his association has failed to raise funds to work on the roofing of the school.
He also said there is need to provide a roof over the school building before the commencement of the grade nine examinations to protect the pupils from the rains.
Mr. Sinyangwe feared the examinations will be disturbed unless the classrooms are not roofed on time.
The PTA Chairman advised the government and other well wishers to organize tents to cover the classrooms as a temporal measure to allow the grade nine pupils write their examinations which commence on 15th November.

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