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    Friday, 27 October 2017

    Sylvester Tererai calls it a day


    TAWANDA HOMBA
    EDUCATION REPORTER

    MASVINGO – Renowned educationist and Acting Provincial Education Director for Masvingo, Sylvester Rwatirera Tererai has called it a day.
    Tererai, a former head at Gokomere High School stepped down from the Ministry of Education on July 17, 2017 after reaching retirement age. He served the Ministry of Education for a remarkable 45 years and most of it as an administrator.
    A farewell party will be held in his honour at Masvingo Polytechnic on Saturday November 18, 2017 and thereafter guests will retreat to Plot 60, Agate Street in Morningside, Masvingo for an after party gochi gochi and traditional brew nightcap.
    The affable and humorous Tererai left the Ministry from Chivi where he was the District Schools Inspector. He was at the same time an acting Provincial Education Director.
    Tererai who was once a Maths and Science lecturer at Bondolfi Teachers' College made his name at Gokomere which he headed from 1993 to 2004 and consistently produced outstanding academic results both at O and A Level.
    He is also famed for building one of the best Better Schools Project Zimbabwe (BSPZ) centre in the province. The $0,3 million building has become a remarkable landmark at Mpandawana in Gutu.
     Born at Gono Village in Chief Makore's area in Gutu, Tererai went to Gono Primary School and Holy Cross Secondary. He did his T2A (Junior Secondary) Teachers' Certificate in Maths and Science at Umtali Teachers' College in 1971. He did a Bachelor of Education (Maths and Computer Science) University of Dundee (Scotland) in July 1983 and a Certificate with Teaching in Merit in teaching from the same University.
    He completed a Master of Educational Administration, Planning and Policy Studies with the Open University in 2006.
    Tererai worked at Mutero F2 Secondary School where he became deputy head from 1972 to 1977 and then Shungu F2 Secondary from 1977 to 1979. He was acting vice principal at Bondolfi Teachers' College.
    He was head at Silveira Secondary from 1988 to 1992 and joined Gokomere as head from 1993 to 2005. He became education officer for Masvingo district between 2007 and 2010 and Gutu education officer from 2010 to 2016.
    Tererai is married to Gladys and they are blessed with 3 children.education news
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