Former Sakubva pupils to rehabilitate school
FORMER Sakubva Primary School pupils have come up with an initiative to rehabilitate the school’s infrastructure.
They have formed Sakubva Primary School Old Students’ Association (SPOSA).
Sakubva Primary School was built in 1951 and is the first primary school to be built in Mutare’s oldest high-density suburb of Sakubva.
Due to an increase of the high-density’s population, the school is facing an acute shortage of classrooms and this has resulted in some pupils learning in huts.
The huts were initially built as a cultural centre for pupils to have a clear understanding of a rural set-up.
The association’s spokesperson, Chengetai Murimwa, said: “It is disappointing to note that children with disabilities are the worst affected as they are being forced to use the huts as classrooms. The huts’ roofs leak when it rains.
“Some parents are now transferring their children as a result of the poor infrastructure at the school.”
Sakubva Primary School also has ablution facilities challenges as 2 000 pupils are using two toilet blocks.
“The school needs a general facelift, such as painting and improving sports facilities that are in a dilapidated state. There is also a shortage of textbooks.
“SPOSA aims at finding ways of investing back into the school and help rehabilitate the old infrastructure.
“Old pupils also hope to motivate current pupils by sharing experiences. We met last Saturday and elected an interim committee.
“The committee comprises of Lucy Nkomo, Never Katiyo, Jane Mapurisa, Robson Mutiracha, Chris Mazaiwana, Harry Magadu, Lovemore Njerere, Jawett Pedzeni, Lyndon Nkomo, Modekai Marowero and Absolom Mwenye. SPOSA is expecting to launch the association formally towards the end of the year.
“For More information please contact Absolom Mwenye on 0773 429 962,” said Murimwa.