–Muchinga Province Permanent Secretary, Bwalya Ng’andu, has encouraged teachers in the province to soldier on in ensuring that pupils graduate from secondary school level with grades to see them into tertiary education.
Dr Ng’andu was speaking through Provincial Education Officer, Jobbicks Kalumba, at the first ever graduation ceremony for Mpika Boys Grade Twelve pupils 2014 intake held at the school ground yesterday.
Dr Ng’andu paid tribute to the school head teacher Allan Kaoma, Mpika DEBS Christopher Sinkamba who is the former pupil of Mpika boys for their unity towards transforming the school from what it was known to be a military camp to an admirable learning institution.
Th PS, however, called on other people who passed through schools that are in Muchinga Province to plough back through material or financial support, adding that some people are serving in higher portfolios that should be proud of their former schools.
He thanked the current PEO who was the initiator through constant dialogue between pupils and teachers when he was DEBS for Mpika from 2009 to 2011 before he was promoted as PEO for Muchinga.
Dr Ng’andu said education has the potential to turn the economic development through long term investment of sacrificing at school.
He also reminded the grandaunts to apply the Lets Read Zambia technique during the remaining days of preparing for their examinations which will be starting next week Monday.
And historian teacher, Aaron Mwanza, explained that Mpika Boys Secondary School was commissioned by Dr Kenneth Kaunda in 1970 with a first head teacher, David Nicholls, who headed the school for 3 years and handed it over to the blacks.
The school was later nicknamed as Camp David in honour of the first white head teacher, David Nicholls, who had camp with the pupils at the same school.
Mpika Boys’ Secondary School pupils have for the past years been known for riotous behaviour and other immoral since 2009.
The school has under gone through a transformation process which has changed the behaviour of both teachers and pupils.
The school has been recoding remarkable examination results for both grades twelve and nine, adding that last year it came out second to Lwitikila Girls Secondary School in the province.
And pupils have pledged not to go back to mischievous behaviour and promised the government and the public that their vision is to rank the best government boarding school in the country with good conduct in academic performance, come 2015 grade 12 results.