Matopo seeks funds for vocational training school
accommodate students from low income families.
Ncube said pupils at the formal school would also be expected to walk out of the school after four or six years with drivers’ licences.
The courses to be covered at the technical vocational school include food processing, agriculture, bakery, garment construction, bookkeeping, business English, business mathematics, animal husbandry, horticulture, car maintenance, machining, computer operations, electrical installations and maintenance.
“This is our school’s initiative which is in tandem with the Brethren In Christ Church’s plans on the education front,” said Ncube.
She said another aspect of the concept would be e-learning.
“Their learning would be enhanced by e-learning which will be a prominent feature in teaching,” said Ncube, a resource teacher in that line.
She said the school had adequately qualified personnel for the college to be introduced next year.
As part of the e-learning programme, Ncube said the school would play host to a conference in November.
Matopo High School which was established in 1898 is one of Matabeleland region’s leading institutions with a mouthwatering alumni list that compares favourably with some of the best in the land.
Former pupils include Barbara Makhalisa-Nkala, Mgcini Nkolomi, Zie Masiye, Caiphas Nziramasanga who headed the Nziramasanga Commission, Mehliswa Abu-Basuthu, Austin Sibanda, Professor Mqhele Dlodlo, Boitumelo Mguni, Doctor Siboniso Moyo, Daniel Ndlela, Albert Nyathi, Isaac Mpofu, Glory Makwati, Nqobile Dube, Milton Webb, Clifton and Clifford Mutize and Chemist Siziba.