MWENEZI - Masvingo Provincial Education Director (PED), Zedius Chitiga has applauded learning conditions and massive developmental initiatives at Rutenga Primary School.
Chitiga said the developments had proved that the school was under a visionary and hardworking leadership.
Addressing school heads, pupils and other participants who attended the 2018 Provincial Merit Awards ceremony at the school last Friday, November 02, Chitiga praised school head Tenson Mukapa for transforming Rutenga Primary.
“What we are seeing here does not need to be explained further. This is the diligence with which the school head has always executed his duties even before he came here to Rutenga. At his former school, people did not want him to leave,” said Chitiga.
Rutenga Primary is making impressive progress in the improvement of school infrastructure, with a new administration block and 2 x 2 classroom blocks about to be completed.
Mukapa moved to Rutenga from Dare Primary School in Chivi district in July 2017.
He told TellZim News in a side interview that he could not have achieved what he has achieved at Rutenga Primary without support from the School Development Committee (SDC), staff and parents.
“As you can see, we are now about to complete the administration block. Despite the current economic challenges, we are very sure that by the end of November, all the work will have been done.
“A fishery project is also in our plans and work on the fish pond has been completed. We recently started a rabbit project and we have 15 rabbits and we hope to expand the project soon.
“I am also pleased with the school garden which is producing various types of fresh produce for the market. These are some of the improvements we are currently doing but we are working to do more,” said Mukapa.
Last year, the school topped the district after a total of 43 out of 118 pupils who sat for their final grade seven examinations attained between 5 and10 units.
With a current enrolment of 1 174 pupils, the school has a total of 27 qualified teachers and 18 student teachers.