Parents from Makonde district whose children learn at Matoranjera and Biri Primary Schools have commended government through the Lotteries and Gaming Board for constructing classroom blocks at the two schools.
It is the government’s responsibility to upgrade schools infrastructure for learners and this has been fulfilled when government through the Lotteries and Gaming Board constructed a four classroom block at Matoranjera and a two classroom block at Biri Primary Schools.
Parents who spoke to ZBC News said the commissioning of the classroom block came at a time when the pupils were learning in dilapidated tobacco barns.
The state must adopt reasonable policies and measures within the limits of resources available to ensure that children have access to appropriate education said Ambassador Cain Mathema – Minister of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage.
“The forthright of governmental initiative of the construction of modern classroom blocks in rural areas matching those in tows and cites has taken momentum,” he said.
Parents are entitled to pay school fees for their children so that other developments can be done according to Cde Kindness Paradza National Assembly member for Makonde constituency.
“More still needs to be done like construction of house for staff,” he said.
30 schools have so far benefited from classroom block construction across the country courtesy of the Lotteries and Gaming Fund.