MBERENGWA - The Minister of Primary and Secondary Education, Dr Lazarus Dokora said that Government has secured a $20 million loan facility to develop infrastructure in 100 schools.
Dokora who was speaking during a tour of schools in Mberengwa East however, did not say where the loan facility came from.
He also said that of the 7 000 teacher deficit in schools, 2 100 or nearly a third of that will be employed soon.
Dokora went to Mbuyanehanda Secondary School accompanied by the Minister of Sport and Recreation Makhosini Hlongwane who is also the MP of the constituency.
"In the last 3 weeks we have confirmed a $20 million loan facility that will be used in the development of modern infrastructure in schools. We have a target of 100 schools for a start across the country. We have other partners as well who are to assist us in this project that falls under the new education curriculum," he said.
He said there will be no new school that will be opened without proper teachers' houses.
Responding to villagers' plea for a boarding school in Mberengwa East (the only constituency without a boarding in the district), Dokora said Government will have to check if there are schools that can be developed into boarding schools.
Mberengwa East MP Hlongwane said there is need for government to prioritise rural school's infrastructure as their communities are impoverished hence the need for greater assistance compared to urban ones.