Zambia’s Edgar Lungu Technical Secondary School official opened

Zambia President Edgar Lungu. Photo : BusinessLIVE

Johannesburg, South Africa (ADV) – Zambia’s President, Edgar Lungu, officially launched the Edgar Lungu Technical Secondary School today.

Handing over the school to the Minister of General Education David Mabumba, in Petauke District of the country’s Eastern Province, President Lungu noted that his government places great importance in education as it is the foundation for an educated workforce and a well-informed community.

“Education has a positive impact on our citizens, there is no doubt that education enables us to break the cycle of poverty in families and many of us here can attest to this,” said Lungi.

He made an assurance of his government’s commitment to provide an opportunity to children from rural communities to access quality education which will enable them to equally compete with children from the cities.

“I am confident that this school will bring us one step closer to the realisation of that dream,” he said, adding that the country’s vision to become a dynamic middle income industrial nation will not be reached without education.

Lungu further challenged the corporate world to contribute to the development of schools’ infrastructure, as the government cannot meet the call for education on their own.

“Such gesture will enable that young girl and the boy who have not been able to go to school to do so now,” he said, singling out Zezco and Tbea, and the Chinese Manufacturer of Transformers who contributed of building the school named after him.

Lungu urged parents the community to send children to school, saying there is no excuse for lack of a school in the district now. He also urged the community to ensure the school is safe from vandalism.

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