Bukoba – In ensuring that students obtain education in a better environment, the National Commercial Bank (NBC) has donated four tons of cement to enable successful construction of five classrooms at Ibosa Primary School in Bukoba District Council, Kagera.
The support is part of giving back to community which will help improve classroom infrastructure and ultimately reduce student overcrowding at the school.
Giving a speech during the handover, NBC Bukoba Branch Manager Mathias Muhangirwa elaborated that the donation would help improve classroom facilities to ensure students receive quality education in good conditions.
In addition, Mathias stated that in order for the government’s free education program to be successful, various stakeholders must come forward to contribute to the construction of infrastructure such as classrooms with the aim of meeting the needs of students who come forward to start grade one every year.
“As part of giving back to community we have seen fit to support these efforts to improve infrastructure by providing four tons of cement that we believe will help reduce student congestion in the classrooms” said the Manager.
Receiving the donation, the Acting Executive Director of Bukoba District Council, Babylus Mashauri expressed the school currently has a total of 789 students where according to the Ministry of Education procedures the school was supposed to have 14 classrooms however so far it has nine classrooms.
“We have a shortage of five rooms so you can see how crowded it is in those classrooms, with this support it will be a catalyst for us to add more rooms to meet the needs of this school,” he expressed.