Matopo seeks funds for vo­ca­tional train­ing school

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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.

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