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    522 graduate at Mkoba Teachers’ College




    ELIZABETH MASHIRI
    MIDLANDS BUREAU

    GWERU – Five hundred and twenty two students from Mkoba Teachers College in Gweru received their certificates during the institution's 16th graduation ceremony held last week on Friday where the Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Prof Amon Murwira was the guest of honour.
    Of the 522 who graduated 198 were ECD teachers and 324 general primary school teachers. The ECD group recorded a pass rate of 98% and the general course attained 98.5%.
    Mkoba Teachers' Principal Dr Florence Dube said that 269 students had distinctions and 147  of them were female students.
    "One hundred and five students had distinctions in teaching practice, 18 in Theory of Early Childhood Development, 73 distinctions in Theory of Education, Main subject had 49, Professional studies had 24 distinctions and 50 students had two distinctions. 
    "Two female students scored 100% in the examinations and that was confirmed by the external examiners," said Dube
    Brenda Mrewa who had four distinctions was adjudged the overall best student of the 2015 group, Stellah Makarira who had four distinctions as well was on second position and Paul Tarisayi who had three distinctions was the third best student.
    Prof Murwira said that teaching is the most important profession in the country as it shapes the nation's future.
    He also announced that Mkoba will be one of the colleges to train science secondary school teachers to augment the shortage in the country.
     "Mkoba will start training of secondary school science teachers which we believe is very important for our future science generation," said Murwira.
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