Handover Ceremony for “Construction of Science Laboratory at Lilanda Primary School in Lusaka City”

  On 12th January 2023, the handover ceremony for “the Construction of Science Laboratory at Lilanda Primary School in Lusaka City” was held at Lilanda Combined School. The ceremony was attended by Mr. OMINATO Satoshi, Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of Japan in Zambia, distinguished guests including Hon. Douglas Syakalima, Minister of Education, Dr. Benson Banda, Director of National Science Centre, Dr. Lingambe Allan, Provincial Education Officer, and Mr. Ian Niyoba, District Education Board Secretary, and other guests totaling about 300 people.
  Lilanda Primary School was founded in 1980 and currently has more than 4,000 students from Grades 1 to 11. This year, it started to accept Grade 12 students, and the school has become a Combined School. However, the school did not have a science laboratory, and could not fully carry out experiments  required in the curriculum of the Ministry of Education, which are necessary to deepen understanding of science-related subjects.
  Given this situation, the Government of Japan offered a Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects amounting up to 71,819 US dollars for the purposes of constructing a science laboratory, and procuring experimental equipment and furniture for laboratory use. This project has made it possible for the school to offer science-related subject classes with proper experiments. The number of students enrolled in the school from its neighbourhood, who would have gone to school in other areas for laboratories, will increase.
  During the ceremony, Mr. Ominato expressed hope that as many students of this school as possible would proceed to higher education and that we could count on Zambian youths for strengthening Japan-Zambia bilateral relations in the future.
  To read the speech by Mr. Ominato, please click here.