By Tiyese Monjeza
Zomba District Chief Education Officer Veronica Nyaka has said availability of libraries in primary schools in the district has potential to improve the performance of learners.
Nyaka observed that most schools in the district do not have school libraries, a situation that forces learners to study in unconducive environment.
She made the remarks on Tuesday when World Connect handed over a school library to Nsala Primary School in the district.
“Lack of libraries is one of the major challenges in our school where books are kept in rooms which are not secure and at times, the books easily soaked in rains. As Zomba District council, we plan to have libraries in at least 80 percent in our schools as part of improving performance of learners at Primary School Leaving Certificate of Education examinations,” Nyaka said.
She further appealed to partners to consider constructing libraries in the district primary schools.
World Connect Field Partner, Chimwemwe Nzima appealed to learners and communities to refrain from vandalizing school property.
“We anticipate the learners to have a sense of ownership of school structures. These are crucial developments we need in the country for improved primary school education,” Nzima said.
The school has an enrollment of 1270 learners.