Lives of 400 students at Salima Secondary School have become unbearable as the institution is facing water shortages and theft of students’ belongings.
In a recent visit to the institution yesterday, it was observed that scores of students were scrambling for water from the only borehole at the school.
Goats were seen roaming the campus, which has no security fence, while students would also be seen going out of school boundaries without being questioned by authorities.
In his remarks, school’s head prefect Hardson Kamanga said the problems the students are going through are negatively affecting their studies.
He said students line up for water at the borehole as early as 4am as taps are often dry due to prolonged blackouts which in some cases last 10 hours.
In his comment, the school’s alumni vice-president Lawrence Chafuwa said his team will mobilise funds for the construction of a fence and installation of a water pump at the institution.
He called for support from the cooperate world to help the institution.
The school’s head teacher Levison Nkanda also appealed for urgent assistance.