SHINYANGA: SHINYANGA Region has completed the construction of 630 classrooms that will accommodate Form One pupils for this year.
This was revealed by the Shinyanga Regional Education Officer, Dafroza Ndalichako, during a briefing with journalists as part of the Shinyanga Regional Commissioner’s tour to inspect Form One pupils who have reported to school.
Ms Ndalichako stated that a total of 38,963 students passed and were selected to join secondary education this year.
She assured the public that there are enough rooms to accommodate all pupils in the region.
Ngokolo Secondary School Headmaster, James Msimba reported that a total of 347 pupils were selected to join Form One, of whom 184 are boys and 163 girls. However, only over 100 pupils have reported to school so far.
In terms of classrooms, Mr Msimba stated that the school has a total of 1,592 pupils and all of them have been accommodated.
Shinyanga Regional Commissioner Christina Mndeme addressed the issue of a shortage of tables and desks for pupils, stating that those that were damaged were repaired.
She urged parents and guardians to ensure that all pupils who were selected to join Form One are brought to school, even if they have not yet acquired some school items such as uniforms, which can be settled later.
“I will provide books and pens to every pupil who reports to school on time, so please encourage your fellow pupils to report to school,” she told the pupils at Ngokolo Secondary School.