‘Don’t marry off girls’

Daily Nation Newspaper - - NORTH-WESTERN / MOSI-OA-TUNYA NEWS - By NA­TION RE­PORTER

PAR­ENTS should not marry off their chil­dren es­pe­cially the girl-child at a ten­der age, says Kalum­bila District Ed­u­ca­tion board sec­re­tary Mutinta Mubanga.

Ms Mubanga said the girl -child should be pro­tected at all costs.

Ms Mubanga was speak­ing yes­ter­day dur­ing the hand­ing over of a kitchen, school din­ing hall, re­fur­bished and fenced girls dor­mi­tory and three VIP toi­lets at Ji­wundu Se­condary School by Kalum­bila Min­er­als Lim­ited.

‘’Let me also take this op­por­tu­nity to ad­vise our school go­ing chil­dren es­pe­cially the girls that you must con­cen­trate on ed­u­ca­tion be­cause you are the fu­ture lead­ers of this na­tion.

‘’Don’t fall prey to bad vices. Re­mem­ber, with­out ed­u­ca­tion, then you are doomed,’’ she added.

Mean­while, Ms Mubanga has ex­pressed con­cern on the en­rol­ment of pupils at the school. She called on par­ents to en­rol their chil­dren in schools stat­ing that ed­u­ca­tion was the key to suc­cess.

Ms Mubanga said it was im­por­tant that both par­ents in the district and her of­fice shared value sys­tems that would ben­e­fit the com­mu­nity and the coun­try as a whole.

‘’There­fore my hope that the trans­for­ma­tion we are see­ing in the district in terms of in­fra­struc­ture devel­op­ment mir­rors the in­dif­fer­ences the goals that we have as a district,’’ Ms Mubanga said. She thanked the min­ing firm for be­ing a re­li­able part­ner to gov­ern­ment.

She said the firm has in­volved her of­fi­cers in terms of plan­ning of ed­u­ca­tion in­fra­struc­ture in the district.

Don’t fall prey to bad vices. Re­mem­ber, with­out ed­u­ca­tion, then you are doomed.” — Ms Mubanga.

Kalum­bila District Ed­u­ca­tion Board Sec­re­tary Mutinta Mubanga (right) greets Kalum­bila Min­er­als Lim­ited pub­lic re­la­tions co­or­di­na­tor Mir­riam Har­mon dur­ing the hand over cer­e­mony.

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