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    Friday, 11 November 2016

    Victoria High in $325 000 facelift


    MASVINGO - Victoria High, the model school of pre and post-independence Zimbabwe has embarked on projects to restore its lost glory.
    Vic High had the best facilities for any school in Masvingo Province but today it is the school of last resort, with dilapidated hostels, broken down furniture, collapsing perimetre fence and abandoned sports facilities.
    Actually the school hostels were condemned by Health officials.
    Its academic record is in tatters and it has not featured prominently in any sporting activities. It is a pale shadow of its former self.
    The Deputy Minister of Primary and Secondary Schools, Paul Mavima gave a glimmer of hope when he addressed students, teachers and parents at the school's prize and speech giving day two weeks ago.
    Mavima said there was massive refurbishment of the school that had just started.
    The school had just acquired a new bus at a cost of $175 000 and was constructing a 2,4kmkm security wall around the school and refurbishing all buildings.
    "I am pleased to note that the school has embarked on major rehabilitation programme. This includes the provision of furniture to all classes, the fitting of 60 new doors to all classrooms, the purchase of 60 dustless chalkboards and new refrigerators and stoves for the Home Economics Department.
    'The rehabilitation of Fort and Tower hostels that had been of major concern to parents and officials from the health department has been completed. This included the replacement of tubs with showers, repairing window frames and panes, the fitting of new screen doors and construction of the 2.4km security wall to improve the security and discipline of pupils.
    'In the same spirit of achieving excellence, the school has purchased a new state of the art Golden Dragon bus to augment the old bus and truck," said Mavima.
    The school head John Muzamani said that the refurbishments will cost in excess of $150 000 while the bus which was bought from China will be delivered in a week`s time.
    Best overall students who received prizes were Tanatsiwa Pasi Form 1, Tavonga Magadza Form 2, Professor Mugadza Form 3, Kimberly Nkomo Form 4, Tanaka Sakadzo L6 Arts, Kudakwashe Murena L6 Sciences, Tafadzwa Chinyuku L6 Commercials, Evelyn Tapudzai,U6 Sciences, Monica Kufakunesu in upper sixth and Cyndrella  Shungu in upper sixth.
    In sports Farai Mutamba an athlete was recognised as he made it to the national level and won gold in the athletics category.
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