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    Mwenezi DSI Zanamwe calls it a day


    NDANGARIRODZASHE TASARIRAVONA

    MWENEZI – Lackson Zanamwe, the District Schools’ Inspector for Mwenezi since 2016 has called it a day.
    The man nicknamed Mzansi for his proficiency in 10 languages bade farewell to the Ministry and his colleagues at a function held at Mwenezi BSPZ at Neshuro on September 4, 2019 Zanamwe served the Ministry of Education for 45 years rising from a class room teacher, to a school head and then district schools’ inspector.
    Colleagues who attended the function graced by the Deputy Provincial Director (PED)  Mhike hailed Zanamwe for his professionalism, for being forthright and his good leadership qualities. He is also credited with giving a splendid look to the Better Schools Project Zimbabwe building at Neshuro.
    “He made it green,” said one testimony given at the function.
    Zanamwe attended Waddilove Teacher’s College from 1976 to 1979 where he got his first teaching qualification. He later attained a Bachelor of Education Degree and Masters of Education (Administration, Planning and Policy studies).
    Mhike described Zanamwe as a dedicated, hard working and law abiding educationist who complied and did things to the book.
    The district human resources officer, Last Gondo said Zanamwe was a friend, advisor and supervisor.
    “It is a blessing for one to work and retire. It was an honour and privilege to work under the supervision of this man. I am where I am because of him. I have had the luck to work under two very good mentors, the former DSI Chigaba and Zanamwe,” said Gondo.
    National Association of School Heads chairperson and Mwenezi High head, Cuthbert Chuma praised Zanamwe for completing the BSPZ centre which was started by Chigaba.
    “Zanamwe is an open and visionary administrator. He consulted extensively and that enabled him to share his vision with stakeholders hence his ability to easily mobilize resources for projects. He also greened up the BSPZ center, built artistic entrances to the center, drilled a borehole, constructed a canteen to ring beam level,’’ said Chuma.
    Retired DEO (Chiredzi) Erison Mupunga said he was happy to mentor a man who retired without any bad records.
    James Mahofa who is the DSI in Bikita says they worked together for 30 years and the presence all the District School Inspectors from Masvingo spoke about his good relations with others.
    Getrude Nyoni, the National Association of Primary School Heads (NAPH) said Zanamwe is a humble leader with immense pride in the local languages, particularly Shangani.
    Zanamwe first taught at St Marks Primary School near Bondolfi. He moved to Beatrice Primary School where he taught from 1981- 1982. He set a grade 7 pass rate record of 100% which still stands.
    He taught English and Geography at St Francis Secondary from 1983- 1984. He moved to St Pauls’ Mkoba Primary in 1985- 1987 and the school achieved best grade 7 results. He taught at Maswamele Primary in Chiredzi where he became the deputy head.
    He was promoted to the position of substantive head at Kamba Primary in Triangle from 1990-1991. He was transferred to Rukopo Primary and become the head there from 1991-1994. He returned to Kamba primary in 1994 and headed the school until 2004. He got the Merit Award in 1996.
    Zanamwe became the Acting DEO for Chiredzi from 2012 to 2013 and was later transferred to Beitbridge District to work as substantive DEO. Due to his knowledge of different languages, he promoted indigenous languages teaching in Matabeleland South guided by Tumisang Thabela who was the PED.
    He was transferred to Mwenezi in 2016.
    #Masvingo Mirror#

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