By Chris Mbunwe
After its creation some 33 years ago, the lone Government Nursery School in Bambili, Tubah Division, only got a new site recently. This is thanks to the efforts of the Divisional Officer, DO, of Tubah, Etta Mbokaya Ashu, and the Headmistress of the school, Mrs. Ruphina Awemo. The school first had temporary accommodation in CCAST complex and later moved to ENS Bambili.
Before they got a new site on February 18, they were recently driven to an abandoned dusty hall where the 120 pupils of the school were divided into four classrooms. Worried by the health of the children, especially with the absence of water in the vicinity, the Headmistress kept knocking on the doors of the local administration that heeded to her plea and granted a permanent site at Government Primary School Bambili.
While appreciating the gesture, the Headmistress paid tribute to the DO and members of the Land Consultative Board for the new site. She prayed all and sundry to contribute generously to enable the school erect some classrooms next academic year. "I put up this fight for a permanent site because the children were being tossed left and right and this was very disturbing," Mrs. Awemo noted.
She pleaded to government and well wishers to come to the rescue of the school, financially.
On his part, the Director of ENS Bambili, Mathew Gwanforbe, assured the Headmistress of his constant assistance. The DO for Tubah described Mrs. Awemo as a devoted and hardworking teacher, urging her to canvass for more funds and develop the land.