Government has released K1.4 million to upgrade Nkenyauna primary school in Kasempa district into a secondary school.
Kasempa district education board secretary (DEBS), Collins Masumba said in an interview from Kasempa that the funds meant to construct additional classroom blocks, staff houses and an ablution block at the school.
Mr Masumba said Government had engaged Southern Africa Engineering Company to undertake the project.
“So far from this allocation, we received the first disbursement of K450,000 in April which we are using to construct a 2 by 3 classroom block and a staff house whose works have advanced,” he said.
He said another 1 x 3 classroom block and two staff houses would be built at the school once more funds were released.
Mr Masumba said the project was on course and was expected to be completed by October this year.
“We have given a target to the contractor that by October, this project must be handed over,” he said.
Mr Masumba added that the upgrading of Nkenyauna primary school into a secondary school will provide access to higher education to children in the area.
He said existing secondary schools in the district were faced with a serious shortage of classrooms which compromised the delivery of quality education.