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New Primary school in Harare’s Stoneridge suburb commissioned

New Primary school in Harare’s Stoneridge suburb commissioned

New Primary school in Harare’s Stoneridge suburb commissioned

Story by John Nhandara

VICE President, General (Rtd) Dr Constantino Chiwenga has commissioned a new school in the sprouting suburb of Stoneridge in Harare, where he reiterated the government’s commitment towards continued investments in the education sector.

It was all joy for the community as the new school, Riverview, will reduce the distance travelled by learners to the nearest school.

“We now have a school in our area and it is convenient for our children.

“The construction of the school has created employment for us, we are grateful.”

Vice President, Dr Chiwenga reiterated that access to education remains the government’s priority with public-private partnerships key in achieving this goal.

“Government is seized with the need to build more schools in new sprouting urban suburbs such as Caledonia, Southlea Park, Ushewokunze and Cowdray Park among others, to reduce the distance that learners travel in search of such facilities.

“However, the government welcomes synergies and collaborations from the private sector to deliver quality service to the people.

“We are pleased to note this school will benefit learners from Stoneridge and neighbouring communities and we, therefore, encourage the private sector to charge fees that are affordable to the targeted communities,” he said.

The ministry of Primary and Secondary Education emphasized on the governments initiative to promote digitisation and ICT in schools.

“The ministry is introducing initiatives to turn around the education sector and these include the competence-based curriculum. We are also enhancing digitalisation and promotion of ICT as well as the promotion of research and innovation. Expansion of ICT underpins the need for the development of new skills in the global village,” said the Minister of Primary and Secondary Education, Honourable Torerai Moyo.

Minister of State for Provincial Affairs and Devolution for Harare Metropolitan Province, Senator Charles Tawengwa said, “Infrastructure development is proof of a positive response to the ‘Zimbabwe is open for business’ mantra.

“In 2022, 25 schools were completed while this year, 17 new schools were under construction.

“We are promoting access to quality and inclusive education which is indispensable in achieving social-cultural transformation.”

There are approximately 10 000 primary and secondary schools across the country with the government setting a target of constructing 3 000 more by 2025.