Member of Parliament (MP) for Chikwawa South Constituency, Elias Abdul Karim, has expressed commitment to complementing government efforts in improving infrastructure standards for schools in his area as one way of ensuring delivery of quality education.
The school has been operating without an administration block ever since its inception.
The Malawi Congress Party (MCP) parliamentarian said he was saddened to note that the school had to turn one of its classrooms into an administration block, a development that forced learners to take their lessons under trees.
He said he had decided to intervention following reports that education authorities in the district were considering to downgrade the school by removing Standard 8.
“There has never been an office building at this school. Just imagine, teachers have been using a classroom as a staff room and pupils have been learning under trees. Now they were considering of cancelling Standard 8 classes. This is why, as an MP for the area, I thought I should intervene”, said Karim.
The school’s deputy head teacher, Benford Mainala, said the absence of an administration block at the school made teaching and learning challenging.
Meanwhile, Group Village Headman Mwananjovu has requested the parliamentarian to assist in finding a lasting solution to perennial floods from Lalanje River.