Education authorities in Malosa Education Zone in Kasungu North East have expressed satisfaction with the construction of a teachers’ development centre (TDC).
Malosa primary education adviser Mc Joe Kanyoza said on Monday that the new TDC will improve delivery of education in the area.
He said the education zone was previously using sub-Traditional Authority Kapichira’s court for meetings between head teachers and teachers.
The TDC is one of the structures Kasungu District Council has constructed under the Governance to Enable Service Delivery (Gesd) Project, a World Bank-funded project implemented by the National Local Government Finance Committee.
Said Kanyoza: “Constructed to the tune of K25 million, the TDC also adds beauty to the area which is in rural Kasungu, about 65 kilometres from the Boma.
“Previously, we failed to conduct our meetings when the chief’s court was in use.”
Group village head Fulu said the structure will help improve the delivery of education.
“A TDC is one of the important structures that help to facilitate teachers’ refresher courses and exchange of ideas on how to improve education in a zone,” he said.
Kasungu District Council director of public works Davie Chigwenembe said they are implementing projects contained in the district development plan.
He said: “The TDC is important because there are many schools in the area which had no centre for their teachers to meet and exchange ideas.
“But now they can meet and discuss issues to facilitate quality teaching and learning in the area.”
Chigwenembe said the council earned a K321 million grant under Gesd in the 2021/22 financial year after scooping position four out of the 28 councils in Local Authority Assessment Performance.