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    Monday, 4 March 2019

    Buhera pupils stranded as roofs are blown off


    NYASHA MUSAMBASI

    BUHERA –
    Buhera District Schools Inspector (DSI) Godfrey Chimbwanda is looking for urgent help for Devuli Primary school where the roofs of seven classrooms and houses for some teachers blown off by a heavy storm two weeks ago.
    Chimbwanda said that the situation at the school is dire as some pupils were now holding classes in the open but this is not sustainable because of the rainy season.
    He said apart from the buildings, a lot of property belonging to teachers was destroyed by the storm. He said $25 045 worth of property was destroyed in the school.
    Chimbwanda told The Mirror that the aid that is needed for rebuilding the school as the destruction is severe.
    “The classroom blocks were destroyed by a heavy storm that swept through Buhera last Wednesday. We are appealing to Government and well-wishers to intervene as a matter of urgency because children are now learning out in the open and remember this is a rainy season,” said Chimbwanda.
    The DSI said the problem with most schools in Buhera is that they are several decades old and they are not regularly maintained.
    “The walls and roofs are eaten away by termites and when heavy rains come, they are easily destroyed. I have asked all headmasters to constantly maintain their classroom roofs to avoid this,”  said Chimbwanda.
    Devuli head, Edmore Mukombe told The Mirror that the school is desperately looking for assistance to repair the classrooms because it is no longer child friendly especially for the infants.

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