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Nsanje Catholic Primary School Learners Demand Learning Materials

Nsanje Catholic Primary School learners have raised concerns that standards of education have declined Nsanje Catholic Primary School learners have raised concerns that standards of education have declined - pic by Alfred Guta

Nsanje Catholic Primary School learners have raised concerns that standards of education have declined at the school blaming it on shortage of textbooks.  

A Concerned standard seven learner, Tapiwa Moyo aged 14, claims the school is performing badly in national examinations citing their failure to make it to national secondary schools.

“Such problems have affected the quality of learning at our school. Learners here are only selected to district secondary schools, this bothers me a lot. 

“We need learning materials such as textbooks. Things will not be the same once these are replenished,” lamented Tapiwa.

 Tapiwa told Zodiak Online she wants to become an engineer in future but fears such problems could derail. Another learner, Mervis Kulinji aged 13, echoed Tapiwa’s sentiments.

She believes they have what it takes to make it to national secondary schools urging partners to do the needful.

Mervis wants to become a nurse in future and just like Tapiwa, Mervis says such challenges pose a threat to their future.

They spoke in an interview with Zodiak Online on Tuesday when China Railway-20 donated to the school scholastic and sports items valued at K4 million.

They believe such materials can make a difference in improving their learning. 

Anita Ahn CR-20 general office assistant manager, described such materials as critical in improving learners’ performance in both curricular and extracurricular activities.

She says the company will continue to commit resources towards improving education standards in the district.

The district’s Chief Education Officer, Mac Shades Dakamau hailed CR-20 for the support.

“We appreciate our partners' support in addressing some of the challenges affecting the education sector.

“There are several factors that contribute to poor learners’ performance,” explained Dakamau.

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