Education Minister, Douglas Syakalima has announced that the 2023 Grade 12 results for Kamwala Secondary School in Lusaka will be withheld if it, established that the former pupils were involved in the burning to ashes of the Head teacher’s Office, School Bus and a Zamtel Control room.
Mr. Syakalima, who toured the Kamwala Secondary School to check on the burnt property, said if investigations establish that the former Grade 12 pupils were involved in the incident, they will all be surcharged for damaging public property.
He said it is unfortunate that such barbaric acts can be happening at the time government is spending a lot of tax payers’ money to provide for free education.
The Minister who was flanked by Lusaka District Commissioner, Rose Zulu and Lusaka District Education Board Secretary, Ian Miyoba, has assured the country that his Ministry will allow law enforcement agencies to carry out a thorough investigation into the matter and culprits will be brought to book.
The Head teacher’s Office, a School Bus and a Zamtel Control room were in the early hours of Saturday gutted by fire suspected to have been started by Grade 12 pupils from the school.