For­mer Sakubva pupils to re­ha­bil­i­tate school

The Manica Post - - Education /entertainment - Week­ender Re­porter

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.

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