Member of Parliament for Chikwawa North Constituency, Harry Thomson has pledged for a full support towards education standards in the district adding it was necessary for pupils to have good learning environment if they were to be good leaders.
Thomson, who is an independent MP, made the remarks when he visited schools within his constituency and at the same time making a donation of desks so that pupils especially girls had conducive places to sit on.
He told pupils in primary schools of Thabwa and Mfera that it was time for leaders to start thinking on the better ways of improving education standards in the country.
He said: “As school going pupils, you have different future aspirations and as a good leader you must think how best you would assist others. For you to have a brighter future you must be at peace with the education standards, you need quality education for you to excel.”
Thomson then told pupils that he was there to assist them whenever a need arises adding it was worrisome to note that some pupils still sit on the floor which was a big problem especially among girls who failed or took time to raise up to take a question from the teacher.
“It is my wish that for the period I am a Member of Parliament for this area, education standards must change. Pupils must have a comfortable learning environment so that you achieve your future desires and as a country we can’t expect these children to perform well if they are in difficulty situation in as far as their education standards are concerned,” he added.
Both Chisomo James from Thabwa and Yamikani Kanyezi of Mfera primary schools asked their parliamentarian a lot of issues to be assisted with among others were issues to do with increasing numbers of desks distributed to them adding the number of learners was alarming, electricity issue so that pupils were able to go and do their studies even at night and an assistance on the sporting equipment such as balls, jerseys as well as goal posts.
On his part, the Chikwawa north parliamentarian said issues of electricity were of paramount importance and he was to discuss with the education officials at the district levels in order to see to it that the problem was rectified.
“On issues of sporting activities I will send the balls as soon as I can within this week and the other issues of jerseys and the goal posts will be looked at in the near future,” said Thomson amid cheering from the pupils.
He further stressed that the feeding program which was a problem in the schools would also be tackled when he meets the officials concerned.
The Chikwawa north parliamentarian has made a donation of 40 desks to each schools of St Michaels Community Day Secondary School, Chikwawa Primary School, Pende, Njereza and 20 desks to Primary schools of Mfera and Thabwa respectively.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :