Rungwe district completes construction of classrooms

09Jan 2020
The Guardian
Rungwe district completes construction of classrooms

RUNGWE District in Mbeya Region has completed the construction of six classrooms that were needed for 240 students who had passed their Std VII exams last year but their names put on hold for lack of classrooms.

This was revealed on Tuesday by the District’s Commissioner Julius Chalya when presenting a report on the classrooms construction, saying the district is now ready for all students who had passed to begin Form I lessons.

He said his district has two councils, Busokelo and Rungwe and that all the classrooms that were in short were for Rungwe district.

Chalya said the classrooms had been completed in time due to close cooperation between the wananchi and council leaders to ensure children start lessons in time.

“I thank you my fellow leaders for your cooperation in the completion of this task, but we are continuing with preparations for next year,” Chalya said.

He stressed that after completion of the building of the classrooms they have now embarked on the problem of shortage of desks and other infrastructures for the schools.

Recently the Ag regional administrative secretary Jeremiah Minja directed all the region’s councils to complete construction of classrooms before January 15 this year to enable all students who had passed std Vii examinations last year to start their lessons. 

The region had a shortage of 59 classrooms for 2,716 students whose names were put on hold for lack of classrooms.