Chinembiri High head Owdy Matongo (behind desk) deputy head Marshall Chiome (left) and senior teacher ....
CHIVI - Chinembiri Secondary has produced many professionals who are making it big time in many sectors of the economy, thanks to a strong work ethic which has seen the school carving out a strong identity as centre of educational excellence in the rural district.
Established in 1984, Chinembiri Secondary School is continuously upgrading itself as a way of positioning itself to become a high school in the very near future.
Facilities like classroom blocks and staff houses recently got a facelift, and there are plans to build new infrastructure to enable the school to meet the ever-rising standards of modern-day learning.
A computer laboratory has been completed while a state-of-art science laboratory will soon be constructed in response to current emphasis on practical education as well as to the focus on science learning.
The school is located a mere 6km from Chivi growth point and 3km away from the main road in Mazorodze village.
In 2020, Chinembiri Secondary will introduce ‘A’ Level classes to complete its evolutionary transformation and give local ‘O’ level graduates a convenient place to further their studies.
Chinembiri Secondary School head, Owdy Matongo told TellZim News the school was making progress in many fronts and was optimistic about the future.
Chinembiri Secondary was one of the schools that were involved in Care International’s Wash and Girl Friendly programmes.
“We have completed a number of projects and we are looking forward to develop further. We are confident we will be able to introduce ‘A’ level classes in 2020 so we have extended the school yard to accommodate a double classroom block and a standard science laboratory.
“It’s quite encouraging that our parents are cooperating and they have pledged to provide a bag of cement from each household towards the building project,” said Matongo.
He said he was pleased that teachers were consistently taking pupils through holiday lessons as a measure to keep on improving the school’s pass rate.
“Our enrollment is big since we are the attraction of many pupils; a great deal of who come from far-flung villages. Those children travel long distances to school and our wish is to find a partner willing to donate bicycles to those children,” said Matongo.
Deputy school head Marshall Chiome said despite the challenges, he was encouraged by what he said was the excellent work ethic at Chinembiri.
“We don’t have much in terms of resources but we are making the best out of that little. All our teachers are dedicated but I will single out our physical education teacher Tendai Kasonde who has greatly improved our performance in sport
She has also introduced rugby and cricket and is getting assistance from Kyle College in Masvingo. We thank her for that hard work and dedication,” said Chiome.