CHIVHU - Despite facing a number of challenges as an institution, Liebenberg High School is aiming to grow its reputation as a centre of academic and sporting excellence.
With an enrollment of 1 400 pupils and being the only high school in Chivhu town, Liebenberg is under pressure to accommodate even more pupils without compromising the quality of examination results.
Liebenberg High School head, Rodgers Ngara said he was working with all stakeholders to transform the school through developmental projects.
“Liebenberg High is a very big school and our enrolment is testimony to that. We are the only high school in the town so we want to transform ourselves into the best-run school in Mashonaland East province. We want to produce pupils who will make it in life and come back to help not only the school but the whole town that we love so much,” said Ngara.
Having been at the helm of the school since 2003, Ngara has overseen such improvements as the purchase of a school bus, refurbishment of a form four classroom block that had been gutted by fire, installation of a weather station and the development of school agriculture through the introduction of drip irrigation.
“We have done quite a lot but the best is yet to come. We are in the process of constructing a perimeter wall around the school as part of our efforts to improve security. We also plan to refurbish and/or paint all our teaching and learning centres,” Ngara said.
The school has also made headway in fulfilling the requirements of the new curriculum by introducing new subjects.
“We are just a step away from constructing a science laboratory for our ‘A’ level pupils who are studying physics, biology, chemistry and related subjects. We require proper facilities that can help school children improve the passion they have for their studies,” said Ngara.
He praised what he said was an excellent working relationship between the school administration and the School Development Committee (SDC).
Ngara also called upon parents to continue working together with the school, saying there were many opportunities to grow the reputation of the school if all people worked together.