Ward 7 councillor Richard Musekiwa last week said the plans for a secondary school in Rujeko are now ready and the school will be built on the open space opposite Rujeko Primary School.
During a Ward 7 feedback dialogue meeting organised by TellZim News, Musekiwa told hundreds of Rujeko residents that the plan for Rujeko Secondary School were now ready and waiting logistical issues to begin construction.
“We are aware of the secondary school challenge and the plan is already there. We are working on starting the constructions and the school will be located opposite Rujeko Primary School,” said Musekiwa.
Residents complained about the trouble they go through looking for Form 1 places for their children either at Ndarama High School, Mucheke High School or Masvingo Christian College which are far away.
Rujeko residents believe that they deserve their own secondary school which will see pupils from Shakashe Primary School and Rujeko Primary School obtaining secondary education within their vicinity area.
“Every year we go through a lot of troubles looking Form 1 places for our children. We are forced to send our children to boarding schools because we don’t have a secondary here.
“Those who cannot afford to send their children to boarding schools have no choice but to send their children to schools in other locations which is expensive because the students will have to travel to and from schools everyday which requires a lot of money,” said one resident Webster Makore.
Another resident weighed in saying Rujeko Secondary School is an idea whose time has come and the authorities must expedite the construction process.
“We have been discussing this issue for a long time now and it is time we put our words into action. A secondary school for Rujeko is an idea whose time has come. We cannot be sending our children to Mucheke when we can have our own secondary school. We have two primary schools which can feed into the secondary school,” said another resident Idah Hokonya.
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