By Serah Chikwapula
An education expert has backed a government decision to use trees cut from the site of the 6 lane Kenyatta drive road project in Lilongwe to make desk to be donated to public primary schools.
Such resolution was arrived at following a recent meeting between officials from the Lilongwe City Council and Ministry of Education.
Reacting to the development, one of the country’s education activists Dr Steve Sharra commended the move saying it will help beef up infrastructure in schools that are ill-equipped.
Sharra underlined that a deficiency of learning materials including desks has contributed to poor performance in national examinations.
"The proposed desks will further help improve educations standards as well as increase girls’ attendance in the beneficiary schools," said Sharra.
The Malawi Parliamentary Conservation Caucus, which has been at odds with authorities over the road project, said more than a thousand trees have been cut at the construction site.