Milenge, July, 18, 2019, ZANIS --- Government  has assured Milenge secondary school authorities that construction works at the school will resume as soon as the project is funded.

Ministry of Housing and Infrastructure Development Deputy Director of Works, Joseph Phiri, says the ministry is happy with works done so far at over 80 percent, saying it is important that the works are completed at the school.

ZANIS reports that speaking when he inspected the works that school, Mr. Phiri said however, said the Contractor Hua Jaingi needs to take care of the snugs especially the sewer system at school.

He since called on the school management to ensure that the infrastructure at school is well maintained so that school remains in good shape for a long time.

Meanwhile, Acting Milenge Secondary School Head Teacher Winfridah Chishala says the school has received overwhelming response from General Certificate of Education (GCE) candidates.

Mrs Chishala said the school which will be conducting GCE examinations for the first time since it was given the center status last year has registered 272 candidates for General Certificate Examinations.

She has since called on teachers to be vigilant and uphold their professional ethics during the examinations which are set to commence on 29th July, 2019.

The school is part of government’s deliberate programme to ensure access to Secondary Education to all school going children throughout the country.

In 2016, the World Bank conducted a Public Expenditure Review (PER) of the education sector were several challenges within the education sector were identified and among these included the shortage of classrooms particularly at secondary school, unavailability of textbooks to students and issues about the quality of teaching.

These challenges contribute to the consistently poor student learning outcomes and hamper the efficient performance of the education sector.

In an effort to address these challenges, government through the Ministry of General Education and the World Bank Group (WBG) have developed a sector-wide, medium-term program called the Zambia Education Enhancement Project (ZEEP).

The carefully designed ZEEP seeks to help Ministry of General Education achieve sector priorities and broadly contribute to the Seventh National Development Plan (7NDP) objectives on human development.