Japanese Ambassador Fujio Samukawa on Monday handed over a donation of three school blocks of two classrooms each worth K20.5 million to Ngwenya LEA School in Lilongwe.
Making the official handover on behalf of his government, Samukawa said he was delighted that the Malawi Government has set the importance of equity of access and quality of education in the country as a priority in its development agenda.
Ngwenya LEA School has 8 550 pupils.
The Ambassador said since the introduction of free primary school education in 1994, school enrolment doubled to 3.8 million by 2010.
In a related development, SOS School in Lilongwe has also donated 300 desks to Ngwenya LEA School to alleviate the shortage of classroom furniture at the school.
Receiving the school blocks, Deputy Minister of Education, Science and Technology Chikumbutso Hiwa thanked the Japanese Government for financing the construction of the school blocks.
He said the school faced serious challenges in the provision of quality education such as lack of decent classrooms and serious shortage of classroom furniture and described the donations as timely.