Schools inthe Nothern Province have been challenged to build more libraries to enhancetheir students’reading and writing skills.
Acting Education Minister James Marape’said this during his visit tothe province last Friday.
School children turned out in numbers attheIndependence oval in Popondetta town to welcome Minister Marape.
Mr. Marape was inthe province to commission two district treasury office but he usedthe opportunity to highlightthe governments’ education priorities.
He said funding of educational projects such asthe library support services is a key educational priority ofthe national government. This is to ensure students’develop basic reading and writing skills.
He presented a total of K60, 000 tothe schools inthe province as well asthe Sohe and Ijivitari Districts. Each school will receive K20, 000.
He encouraged parents to take ownership oftheir children’s education and not to takethe governments’ free education for granted.
Withthe free education parents nationwide were able to save K652 million.
The library support services program will be rolled out in schools nationwide.