This coming year it is intended to erect just under 150 schools in the Eastern Province of Zambia.
MLS Construction of a two-classroom block and office in progress. Workers putting Corrugated iron sheets on the roof; in background can be seen already completed staff houses being painted.
MS Workers putting corrugated iron on the roof.
MS As above.
MLS One of the staff houses being painted.
MLS AS above.
MS Painter at work on completed staff house.
MLS Site of the Fort Jameson Teacher Training College - workers on site.
MLS Completed foundations of Teacher Training College Staff Houses.
MS Bricklayers at work on Teacher Training College site.
MCU Mixing cement with shovel.
MS Bricklayer at work - laying course of bricks.
MS Two looking at the Fort Jameson Teacher Training College site layout plan - background if completed foundations of staff houses.
MCU Fort Jameson Teacher Training College site layout plan with finger pointing.
MCU Two looking at site-layout plan.
MLS In the villages. Self-help brickmaking work in progress for schools. NB. Staff houses and steel structure for two classrooms and office blocks are provided by Government - the office blocks are provided by Government and the villagers have to build walls and put windows in the classrooms.
MS Laying bricks on ground from brick mould.
MS Slurry being put into mould.
MLS In the villages. Self-help brickmaking in progress. Villagers making bricks for classrooms.
MS Man lays bricks from mould on ground.
MCU Bricks from mould being laid on ground
MCU Man laying bricks on ground.
MS Man putting slurry into mould.
MS Man laying bricks from mould on ground
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Background: This coming year it is intended to erect just under 150 schools in the Eastern Province of Zambia.Of these 60 will be new Grades 1, and the remainder upgradings to Grades V & VI (There will be no Grade VIII next year.
The basis of the classroom blocks is the M.R.D.(Modified Rural Development Frame) frame.Education Building Teams erect these frames on the basis of two classroom blocks.A block can be erected in 21 hours.The wall and floors of the classrooms are then completed by the local communities on a self-help basis.
Staff houses are being erected by contractors working directly under the Ministry of Education, and also by Co-operative building teams.Many of the latter have only recently been formed.
Total cost of the primary school programme is GBP350,000.This will give Grade I places for an extra 2,400 children bringing the total number of Grade I places available to over 12,000.With the opening of 69 new Grade V classes, 75% of the children in Grade IV will be able to continue their education into Grade V.
SECONDARY: Secondary Schools are being built by contractors at Lundazi, Chadiza and Petauke in the Eastern Province, and will provide Form I places in 1966 for 210 boys and 105 girls.
TEACHER TRAINING: A new Teacher Training College will be opened in Fort Kameson in 1966, initially accommodating 50 girls and 50 boys.The total cost will be GBP250,000, and this will supplement the two small Teacher Training Colleges at Katete and Minga which train 12 female teachers.
Teachers for the Primary expansion in 1966 are being provided by reducing the training course to one year to be followed by one year 'on the job (training.Form II remains the basic qualification for a teacher.