Uzumba implements schools infrastructure programme

By Jerold Sasa

The Second Republic’s infrastructure development thrust is achieving the desired results after six schools were constructed in Uzumba area of Mashonaland East province through a community initiative.

The ambitious programme where the constituency has declared that no child should walk more than five kilometres to school has seen three primary schools, three sister secondary schools and Advanced level facilities being constructed at four other schools in the area.

Some of the Advanced level facilities at Marembera Secondary School where commissioned this Friday, amid an air of excitement among parents and students.

A parent, Zvikomborero Manguwo said, “The programme is very welcome and as parents we support it and we are ready to work with authorities to achieve the goals.”

Said a student, Barnabas Munetsi, “I have won a prize for being the best O Level student in the constituency. These awards are very important as they motivate us to do better and study more, and this is only possible if we have such facilities.”

There is strong resolve by government and community leaders to ensure education for all in the district.

“We want every child in this constituency to have access to quality education which has seen construction of infrastructure,” noted Mr Emmanuel Chigariro, District Schools Inspector of Uzumba Maramba Pfungwe.

“It has always been our desire to provide education to every child’s doorstep and we are happy today we are opening an A Level block,” Honourable Simbaneuta Mdarikwa, the legislator for Uzumba said.

Mr Knowledge Chipindu, Ward Councillor said, “The pass rate we are having at this school is a result of collective effort from all stakeholders and it’s paying dividends.”

In an effort to promote better performance, staff and students who excelled in the 2021 academic year were honoured.