Fal­con Col­lege to en­rol girls

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Aux­ilia Ka­ton­go­mara Chron­i­cle Re­porter

ONE of the coun­try’s elite boys-only schools, Fal­con Col­lege, will from Jan­uary next year start en­rolling girls from Form One to Six.

The col­lege, lo­cated in Esigo­dini, ranks among the most ex­pen­sive pri­vate schools in the coun­try charg­ing about $4 100 per term.

Ac­cord­ing to a com­mu­ni­ca­tion from the school seen by Chron­i­cle, Fal­con has be­gun re­cruit­ing girls for 2017.

“As from 2017, Fal­con Col­lege is de­lighted to be wel­com­ing girls to the Fal­con fam­ily. Ap­pli­ca­tions are in­vited for all forms,” reads the com­mu­ni­ca­tion.

In a cir­cu­lar, the head­mas­ter of Fal­con Col­lege, Mr Reg Querl, The said the school has been moot­ing en­rolling girls for a long time and it was also in­flu­enced by par­ents who pre­fer mixed schools for their chil­dren.

“The idea of girls com­ing into the col­lege has been on the agenda at ex­ec­u­tive level for quite some time. The mat­ter has, in fact, been de­bated with great vigour.

“The eco­nom­ics in the coun­try has meant that par­ents would like both boys and girls to be at the same school for mat­ters of con­ve­nience, travel and eco­nom­ics.

“There are also many who like the Fal­con fam­ily ethos, and this has led to our de­ci­sion to in­clude girls at Fal­con,” said Mr Querl.

He said the school be­lieved girls would add value at Fal­con, not only from the per­spec­tive of in­creas­ing num­bers in the Col­lege, but also from an aca­demic per­spec­tive, while the boys would ben­e­fit so­cially from hav­ing girls in the en­vi­ron­ment.

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