Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini has directed Minister of General Education John Phiri to issue a ministerial statement to the house on yesterday’s grade nine examinations that saw pupils do their computer practical’s at awkward hours.
The directive was given after a point of order raised by Chongwe Member of Parliament Sylvia Masebo.
Ms Masebo raised on a point of demanding an explanation from government on why some pupils were forced to do computer practical’s from yesterday up to this morning because of lack of computers in schools.
She said other pupils had to walk long distances to other schools in order to access computers for the examinations.
In his ruling, Dr Matibini directed the line minister to issue a ministerial statement in the house at an appropriate time.
Meanwhile Local Government Minister Stephen Kampyongo says councils must generate enough revenue to meet their own expenditures.
Mr Kampyongo says it is not the responsibility of government to provide vehicles and other equipment for councils.
He however, says government will procure vehicle for the new districts and provide funds until they have a stable income.
Mr Kampyongo said this in Parliament when he was responding to Chembe MP Mwansa Mbulakulima who wanted to know when government will provide a vehicle for Milenge district council.