By MUYANI SHINJABALE
PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has emphasised that the introduction of Alumni in schools will complement government’s efforts to enhance and intensify education delivery in schools.
The President was speaking during the launch of the Mukuba Secondary School Alumni (MUSSA) in Kitwe where he was once a pupil.
Mr Lungu stated that the concerted partnership between the government and the Alumni would create a positive impact in taking the education sector forward.
He noted that the launch of the Alumni at Mukuba was the beginning of a series of actions that would take the works of schools forward. He assured the school administration that their concerns would be sorted out in the shortest possible time. He implored the alumni members to work hand in hand with the stakeholders and keep them abreast with the progress.
The President also noted that there was need to construct more schools in the country, adding that there were not enough schools in the country. To Page 4
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Mr Lungu said Government would continue looking for support from cooperating partners to ensure that more schools were constructed.
He said the construction of more schools would promote accessibility to education by a number of children in the country, thus, promoting literacy as education was a game changer. Mr. Lungu later advised members of MUSSA to be the difference, motivation and inspiration that the pupils needed to look up to.
Meanwhile, General Education Minister David Mabumba said the partnership with the Alumni was an alternative avenue that would help swiftly overcome the challenges schools were facing.
Mr Mabumba said it was important for the financing strategy of the formation of Alumni to be taken to other schools as well.
He added that his ministry remained committed to ensuring the production of innovative minded individuals in society.
And MUSSA interim committee chairperson, Moses Malunda said the alumni was formed to help schools achieve greater heights in areas where government could not be able to quickly address a situation.
Mr Malunda advised the learners not to focus on their background but to instead focus on all their dreams and achieve great things like the former pupil the President.
He said it took a lot of great focus and discipline to achieve one’s dreams and become great.
He urged members of society not to be selfish and leave everything to government but take responsibility to ensure growth and development for the country.