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    Makumbi, Murehwa High win Mash East EMA debates



    ELLEN MLAMBO
    CHIVHU BUREAU

    MARONDERA -
    Visitation Makumbi from Goromonzi District has won the Environmental Management Agency Provincial schools debate held at Nyameni High school in Marondera last week.
    Visitation Makumbi came first in the non-affirmative category whilst Murehwa High from Murehwa district came first in the affirmative category of the competition.
    Mashonaland East Provincial Environmental Education and Publicity officer Astas Mabwe confirmed the development in a telephone interview.
    He said both schools received prize money of $200 each.
    The schools that came second in the affirmative and non-affirmative were Murehwa High and Visitation Makumbi respectively and they got $150 and $50.
    Mabwe said the purpose of the debate is to assist the education sector in educating students on environmental issues and also enhancing wide interaction at school level.
    "The purpose of the debate is to assist the education sector in educating students on environmental issues," said Mabwe.
    He said the best schools will represent the province at the national competitions that will be held on October 7, this year at Chaplin High school in Gweru.
    The Provincial Education Director for Mashonaland East Christopher Chihota was the guest of honor during the event.
    He appreciated the joint efforts between EMA and the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education in promoting environmental education. He also acknowledged that through such debates, students learn from others and encouraged schools to continue participating in such competitions.
    Nine districts in Mashonaland East province participated with a total of 17 schools, each district represented by two schools which excelled at district level.
    The teams were competing in line with the topic: Environmental prosecution and not environmental education is the best way in dealing with waste management in Zimbabwe.
    The school which participated were from Mudzi, Murehwa, Mutoko, Uzumba  Maramba Pfungwe (UMP),Goromonzi, Seke, Marondera, Hwedza and Chikomba district.
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