GWELO, Thursday, November 10, 1966 — Fletcher High School at Gwelo, which is one of the two high schools for Africans in Rhodesia, was started in 1957 and is already doing its share to swell the growing ranks of educated Africans.
At tonight’s prize giving ceremony, attended by Mr Mills, the Secretary for Education, the headmaster, Mr AP Knottenbelt, said that there were now over 40 ex-pupils at the University College Of Rhodesia doing graduate courses and there were now another two dozen in American universities doing exceptionally well. This year 70 were entering for the higher certificate and “I am sure I am not being over optimistic in believing that as many will all qualify for university entry as the entire output of 1961-965.
Mr Knottenbelt stressed that the school did not measure its success in education solely by the yardstick of academic success. “But no one is taken into Form 1 who did not appear to have the possibility of an unmeasured horizon within his grasp”. The prizes were presented by Mrs Mills. Form 1: G Mkushi, V Sethlare, A Meki, A Kubvaruno, F Karimakwenda, L Kadungure, S Mapengo, P Mhike, G Makaya, S Mutamba, W Mudekunye, J Kadzirange, J Manjoro, O Mtemeli, M Bamhare, I Tichafa.
Lower Sixth: D Gwashu, M Chaora, J Mhlanga, Mapfumo, P Sibanda, I Mothobi, A Mandimika, L Hove, J Gondo, M Mhlophe, W Sithole, P Kumbawa, A Ngundu, S Mombeshora. School captain: P Tagwirei.