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over state of the art school to Lesotho Govt
20 January 2017
China has handed over
a state-of-the-art high school that it built in the
Kingdom of Lesotho.
The school is the first of its kind in the country.
It has computer and science laboratories, and high
end sporting facilities.
It will accommodate 560 pupils.
The country's Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosilili is
"We've witnessed the People’s Republic of China
making concerted efforts to support Africa’s
development agenda by mobilising the necessary
resources for the implementation of various
development programmes in Africa. In the specific
case of Lesotho, the project we are receiving today
attests to our conviction that investment in
education is the best strategy to realise meaningful
development of our country and her people."
In a world that has become a global village, it is
imperative that learners leave high school with
information technology skills and this looks like
the way to do it.
“The French writer Hugo once said building a school
is equal to demolishing a prison. Schools are where
young people equip themselves with knowledge,
values. We have seen that Lesotho has the highest
budget allocation for education and it’s important
to this country,” China ambassador to Lesotho, Sun
Sadly, three computers have already been stolen .
The Education Minister is appealing to the community
to safeguard the school.
Many pupils in Lesotho only get to do science
experiments at university, as many high schools
don't have science laboratories, but now things are
In the past, China has donated the country's
parliament, a State Library and a Convention Centre
and the Prime Minister's Residence among other
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