Chiradzulu Secondary School alumni have been urged to help the school address critical challenges.
Chairperson of the school’s alumni, William Susuwele, said this in an interview after the alumni’s first meeting on Saturday.
His appeal followed the association’s adoption of 25 needy students for whom they will be paying school fees.
Some of the adopted students dropped out of school while others were on the verge of dropping out as their parents are too poor to afford their school fees.
Susuwele said the state of education in the country at the moment needed a holistic approach and the alumni should form a bigger portion of that.
He said: “Join hands with the government to provide good infrastructure conducive for learners to make education both exciting and relevant to the contemporary needs of the learners.”
Susuwele said education is a tool for unlocking students’ futures and it is important that all stakeholders join hands in supporting government to offer the best education.
“Education is a multi-faceted stakeholder partnership. The partnership is such that it is dynamic and government on its own cannot fund it. Hence, with the dwindling resources, it is quite arduous for government alone to adequately fund the education sector,” he added.
Some of the alumni promised to come up with strategies that will, among others, see construction of a perimeter fence around the school, rehabilitation of the water system, construction of school blocks, toilets, laboratory, teachers’ houses and establishment of a bursary. n