Here's the second part of the story of my investigation on Zambia's education system and the impacts of debt cancellation.
Chibombo is about 100 kilometers north of Lusaka, the capital. There is a good road that leads through rich farming land – much of it owned and farmed by white Zambians. At the Chibombo Secondary School Deputy Head Teacher, Mr. Nyirenda. proudly announced that they have parity between girls and boys at the school with three dorms for girls and three for boys. There are both boarding and day students at the school although the majority live on campus. Boarding school students pay $100 USD per term and day students pay $50-60 USD per term.
The Chibombo Secondary School is set off the main road on a small campus. There are 114 basic schools in the district, but they are the only government secondary school in the district. The Chibombo district is larger than the UK!, Mr. Nyirenda exclaimed. The school teaches industrial arts, home economics, music, fine arts as well as university preparatory courses.