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No water, no school

Mere Naleba
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

ABOUT 300 Lomaivuna High School students did not attend school last Tuesday and Wednesday because of water problems at the school.

Since its establishment in 1972, students and teachers have had to rely on rain water and a nearby creek for water.

Permanent secretary for Education Dr Brij Lal said the ministry was well aware of the water situation at Lomaivuna High School and the ministry was also negotiating with the Commissioner Central's Office to supply water to the school.

"We had negotiated with Commissioner Central who supplied six trucks to Lomaivuna high and eight trucks to Lomaivuna primary in the last two weeks," Dr Lal said.

Concerned parents, who had raised the issue of having no reliable water source in the school, are calling on the ministry to establish a water catchment for the area so teachers and students do not rely on rain water.

Dr Lal said the principal of the school, Naisa Toko, was advised to ration water and the water supplied to the school was to be used only for drinking and cooking and teachers and their families had to use the nearby creek for washing.





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