The primary education advisor for Chisu Primary School in Nkhatabay Maxten Msuku says if education is to improve and accommodate more learners in the country, its imperative to have good infrastructure which provides minimal disturbances during lessons.
Msuku was speaking this during a tour in Nkhatabay where the Gender Equality and Women Empowerment (GEWE) which is being run with funding from European Union (EU) is completing two class blocks.
“As you can see, we have some classes which learn from under a tree and for GEWE to do this it not only means the students will concentrate more, it also means we respect our students, something
that can do wonders when it comes to class performance,” he said.
According to Msuku, Chisu primary school had three class rooms which accommodated class one, seven and eight, but with the coming of the two class rooms, the number has risen to five.
“This is a big improvement for us, and in addition, Gewe has also built a staff room and an office for the head teacher,” he said.
The head teacher for the school, Arnold Kachande said he had been sharing an office with Msuku for a long time and it sometimes was not comfortable because whenever he wanted to discuss private matters, the pear was required to go out.
He however commended the implementers for building the two class blocks which he said can take as many as 30 students.
“This is what we need if we are to improve the education standards in this country. Children learn better when they are in a class room as opposed to under a tree. We are hoping that the implementers, that is the ministry of gender together with UNFPA, will come to our rescue
and complete the good work they have started,” he said.