At least five incidents of indiscipline were recorded in the just ended 2022 academic year where secondary school students damaged infrastructure.
The Ministry of Education says it needs about 2.2 million desks to accommodate approximately 4 million learners that are currently learning while seated on the floor in the country’s primary schools.
The Ministry of Education says it has set aside 300 million kwacha for minor maintenance works in all public secondary schools to improve the structures.
The ministry of education says preparation for the opening of second term school calendar is at an advanced stage as they have been sourcing assistance from its stakeholders to deal with effects of Tropical storm Ana and Cyclone Gombe that have destroyed several school structures in the past weeks.
The Ministry of Education has challenged teachers in the country to honor rules and regulations that guide the profession in order to uplift the country's education sector.
Concerned teachers in Nsanje who claim they upgraded to diploma level in humanities at Domasi College of Education in 2015 say they are yet to be promoted.
Minister of Education, Agnes Nyalonje, says corruption reported in the construction industry is negatively affecting the education standards as the ministry continues spending more on construction than budgeted.