Japanese Ambassador Shuichiro Nishioka says the battle against ignorance among students, especially in science subjects can be won if schools nationwide have adequate teaching and learning materials.
He said this on Tuesday in Traditional Authority (T/A) Mwambo in Zomba during the handover of an administration block, library and a science laboratory to Umodzi Community Day Secondary School (CDSS) constructed by Aquaid Lifeline Malawi with technical support from the government of Japan.
He said his government provided a K45.7million ($80,689.1) grant to Aquaid Lifeline Malawi under Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grass-roots, Human Security Projects for the construction of the cited facilities and the procurement of furniture and science teaching and learning equipment to provide quality and relevant education to the country’s students.
South East Education Division (Seed) manager Mac Gregory Alufandika pledged to protect and care for the school.
He said: “Government is committed to provide quality education for all. As such, we urge teachers, students and the community to jointly care for this property to uproot ignorance in the youths living in this area.” n