Schools heed registration policy

By Tapiwa Machemedze

UNREGISTERED schools in Mashonaland Central have heeded government’s call to comply with the registration requirements which are aimed at standardising the quality of education across the board.

The Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education’s drive to ensure schools do not operate without registration is bearing fruit, with learning facilities in Mashonaland Central complying.

Mashonaland Central Acting Provincial Education Director Alexander Mutenha told ZBC News on the side-lines of cultural festivities at Chipadze High School this Thursday that citizens are encouraged to participate in education through the Education Act on the basis they comply with policy requirements.

“We have a fair share of challenges but we are encouraging these players to ensure their schools get registered and I want to say meaningful development or strides have been noticed where some players are doing everything possible to registers and we are always encouraging stakeholders to comply with government requirements,” he said.

Chipadze High School Head Fortunate Kamphinda said fine-tuning of cultural aspects in the new curriculum has increased prominence to related studies.

“It is now because of the advent of the new curriculum that certain things are being brought to the fore and to compliment that we now have heritage as part of our curriculum and its now examinable so this is complimenting the heritage aspect,” said Kamphinda.

Learning facilities came under spotlight in recent weeks after the closure of several unregistered schools in Harare Metropolitan Province.