By Ellen Banda
Pirimiti Community Day Secondary School (CDSS) Alumni have renovated a laboratory block as one way of enhancing science subjects at the school.
Speaking after handing over the facility, Chairperson for the grouping Richard Chisale said they introduced the initiative after noting that students were failing to conduct experiments due the state of the laboratory.
“About a year ago, we noted that students are complaining that they are failing to conduct experiments due to the state of the laboratory, as alumni we thought of doing something as science is vital in education then we raised almost K600,000 which we have used to revamp the facility,” Chisale said.
He further said among other problems, the block’s roof was blown away by wind a year ago and had cement windows.
Guest of honour, Duncan Laselo Mambala, former headteacher of the school hailed the initiative.
Mambala urged people to remember where their excellence begins.
Commenting on the development, one of the students at the institution Elizabeth Mark Nzindo expressed gratitude saying the coming back of the laboratory will help students to have both theory and practical knowledge in science subjects.
“Receiving this laboratory is a great favour for us as science without experiments is nothing, we were conducting some of those under the tree and not all experiments cannot be conducted under the tree as others need electricity, in fact others just opted to drop out science subjects,” she explained.
However, Nzindo said it is unfortunate that the school has only two toilets for students a situation which put their lives at risk of transmitting diseases brought by poor hygiene.
The group has pledged with immediate effect to address the challenge of toilets facing the institution.