Nsanje DC calls for improvement in the education sector

District Commissioner for Nsanje, Medson Matchaya has advised education authorities in the district not to divert School Improvement Plan (SIP) fund to other activities, sayings the fund is meant to create a good learning environment.

Matchaya made the advice this week after visiting Mwanambweri Primary School in the area of Group Village Head Nsilanga in Traditional Authority Ngabu in the District.

 Mwanambweri Primary School is situated in a hard-to-reach area.

“As the controlling officer for Nsanje District Council, I came here to appreciate how the resources under SIP are being utilised and also to find out issues affecting education here at Mwanambweri,” he added.

Matchaya (in spects) Inspecting School Project

Matchaya said he was on a supervisory tour to various government projects and services to check on progress and challenges being experienced.

“This is a platform that provides proper guidance to individuals as well as motivating them by providing necessary guidance for the common good,” he said.

In his remarks, Head Teacher for the school, Harison Zhuwaki, expressed gratitude to the district commissioner for visiting the school.

Zhuwaki added that the visit by the DC at the school would help improve education standards at the school, saying he had learnt a lot and had been motivated by the DC.

 “He has enlightened us on how best we can use SIP so that pupils are the primary beneficiaries of the funds as we create a good learning environment for them and their teachers,” said Zhuwaki.

In his remarks, Group Village Headman Nsilanga commended the district commissioner for visiting the school, saying he was the first DC to visit the school which was very difficult to reach.

 “I never thought one day a DC would come to my area. This has encouraged me to start supervising activities taking place at the school so that together we serve the children better,” said Nsilanga.