Ikungi districts council provides 4,600 desks for secondary schools

25Apr 2020
The Guardian
Ikungi districts council provides 4,600 desks for secondary schools

​​​​​​​IKUNGI district council in Singida region has made 4,600 school desks and repaired 990 for  the district’s secondary schools.

Ikungi district executive director (DED) Justice Kijazi said  the money for 850 desks came from the Constituency Fund and donations from various education stakeholders.

Kijazi was speaking at the handing over event and award giving to teachers from schools that did well in the national examinations that enabled the district to hold top positions in Singida region.

He said the council’s community development department mobilised various stakeholders who contributed funds and sanitary pads to enable their children attend classes for the whole year.

He said for the whole year the girl students school attendance was only 70 per cent due to menstrual challenges.

The headmistress of Muungano secondary school Dina Jaredi Ihonde used the occasion to advise parents and guardians to help their girls because sometimes it appears as if some girls had no parents.

She also stressed that despite donation of the sanitary pads, they are not sufficient; hence it is better for parents to understand the challenge and be read to contribute as well.

Presenting the desks, Ikungi district administrative director (DAS) Winfrida Funto called on teachers against complacency from the attained achievements in the education sector, and she instead said they should work hard to attain 100 per cent pass mark in examinations.  

She said in 2019 the district held number four position among the region’s in Std VII national examinations.

“I congratulate you all Members of Parliament and councilors for your good supervision of the education sector and revenue collections in our district,” she said.

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