The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Zimbabwe (ICAZ), has donated Advanced Level accounting textbooks worth more than ZWL$1.2 million to five high schools in Matabeleland North Province.
The schools that received the donation are Binga High, Majiji High in Bubi, Dinyane High in Tsholotsho, Mpumelelo High in Nkayi and Mabhikwa High in Lupane.
ICAZ Matabeleland district society member Emmanuel Mudefi said the donations will promote the teaching of accounting in rural schools and encourage pupils to take up accounting as a subject at high school and eventually at university. Said Mudefu:
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Zimbabwe (ICAZ) has set its sight on developing the accountancy profession from the grassroots level and targeting to grow the profession, which is a key component of economic development.
ICAZ has donated Advanced Level accounting textbooks to five schools in the Matabeleland North Province.
The books are valued at ZWL$1 200 000.00 and are a donation from the institute, with the purpose of realizing the ICAZ vision of being the pre-eminent professional body in the development and promotion of accountancy, assurance and advisory services, business and good governance practices.
The development comes at a time the majority of learners struggle to access textbooks due to unaffordability.
In rural areas, most pupils pass through secondary school without managing to buy a single textbook.