Nemananga in Hwange needs secondary school
EDITOR — Nemananga ward in Jambezi, Hwange, needs a secondary school.It is a shame that 36 years after independence our children are still walking about 20 kilometres to the nearest school when we could easily harness the limited resources available and build education centres for ourselves.
Children from Mazhanga, Musani, Maphucula, B.H 85. and B.H. 86 daily endure long distances of between 20km and 30km to the nearest secondary schools risking being attacked by wild animals.
Mashake Secondary School and Nejambezi Secondary are very far for children. Imagine children, especially the girl child, waking up at 3AM walking to school and coming back at 6PM everyday. This explains why there is high failure rate in our district if not in the entire province.
I suggest a secondary school should be built at B.H 85, which is central for the entire Nemananga ward. As a parent I call upon local leaders to consider this issue seriously or our children will always lag behind and never excel academically.
Our member of parliament working in conjunction with the Government and local authorities can successfully build a school in this part of the district.
My suggestion is that we can start by lobbying for an annex school to the already established centres like Mashake, Indlovu or NeJambezi.
It is enshrined in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to which Zimbabwe is a signatory that all countries should strive to achieve great improvements in education.
I was stunned when I found young school going children loitering in the Mazhanga area and upon inquiring why they are out of school I was told that they dropped out because of distances to the nearest schools as some of them are orphaned and vulnerable.
Please, do something about this now. Victor “The Broken Gasket” Sibanda, Victoria Falls