Mirror Reporter - Gutu - SamuelMahwehwe is the new substantive head of Dewure High, one of Masvingo's most renowned boarding schools.
The appointment was made by the Civil Service Commission and took effect on September 9, 2014. Mahwehwe replaces John Ziki who retired in 2012 after more than 30 years of loyal service to the school.
Mahwehwe has been the acting head at Dewure since 2013 having assumed the position of deputy head in the same school in 2010.
Speaking in an interview with The Mirror soon after his appointment, Mahwehwe said he was humbled to get the appointment after recent interviews conducted by the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education
He said he had a number of projects lined up to take the school forward including those aimed at raising boarding standards and academic contribution to the nation.
Mahwehwe whose area of speciality is technical subjects said he wanted to see more technical subjects introduced at Dewure.
"We currently have just two technical subjects which are Fashion and Fabrics and Agriculture. We need more technical subjects and the advantage of such subjects is that students can create their own employment after school.
"Our immediate focus should be on Technical Graphics, Metal Work and Food and Nutrition. We also need to continue improving on IT.
"We are also looking at improving on our hostels for the benefit of the children. The hostels' structures are old and we need to have tiles and improved on facilities," said Mahwehwe.
He also spoke on the need to improve on teacher housing in order to retain staff.
Mahwehwe was born at Serima Clinic in Gutu in 1968. He attended schools in Mucheke in Massvingo including Don Bosco and Mucheke High. His father was a salesman at Power Sales while his mother was a farmer.
He attended Belvedere Teachers' Technical College between 1991 and 1993 where he obtained a Diploma and got a Bachelor of Education Degree with the University of Zimbabwe in 2000.
He is married to Miriam Masaire Mahwehwe who is also a teacher. They are blessed with two children Chenjerai Isaac doing Form three at Serima High and Chido doing Grade five Mvuma.news,education