The Chron­i­cle

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News -

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.

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