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Learners Dropping Out Of School Over Harsh Teaching And Learning Environments

Learners Dropping Out Of School Over Harsh Teaching And Learning Environments

Many learners have dropped out of school allegedly due to harsh teaching and learning environments at Chiwenga Primary School.

The Standard reports that the situation at the school is almost identical to what’s prevalent at other schools in the district.

According to Unesco, worldwide 258 million children and youth are still out of school for social, economic and cultural reasons.

While Zimbabwe is part of global and regional political drives to ensure that all children have access to and complete education, little has been done to achieve this goal in hard-to-reach communities such as the Muzarabani district, according to The Standard.

Part of the district is found in the Zambezi basin. A villager, Israel Mutombo, told The Standard:

Most of our children have failed to get quality education here in Chiwenga because of the poor state of our schools.

The school has over the years failed to retain qualified teachers because of poor infrastructure, among other challenges.

However, Mutombo said there have been some changes in the past five years after the Zimbabwe Red Cross Society (ZRCS) intervened through its Muzarabani Resilience Project, which has transformed the Chiwenga community.

Mutombo said Red Cross installed a solar-powered water system in Chiwenga and now there is tapped water at the school, clinic, shopping centre and villages.

He added that in the past, teachers would shun deployment and sought transfers citing lack of water.

Mutombo also said apart from the water project, the ZRCS built a standard classroom block at the school, which will house the Grade 7 class that all along had been writing their final examinations at Chadereka, 40km away.

Chiwenga Primary School head Francis Chirunga confirmed that they were struggling to provide quality education due to the sorry state of the school.

At Kairezi in ward 23, primary and secondary school learners share the same structures.

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11 Comments

Zulu 1 month ago

ED zvikoro zvamuri kuti murikuvaka pama rally muchi campaigner ndezvipi ?


🌶️🌶️🌶️ 1 month ago

kkk vari kuvakira mapositori ekwa Johhane Marange kutsvaga ma votes

Tkt 1 month ago

Umm haa ma1, ko iyi nyaya yadini kunyatso nyorwa directly addressed to CDGN the V.P sezvo Paine zita ravo apo.
Zvimwe ndezve kungo rwira zita rako bcoz the reason why this Journo wrote this article simply means he is saying something to the VP.
Ivo VP vacho hava fani kushandisa ma state Funds futi kutora action but funds from his pocket to change the face of the School


🤨🤨 1 month ago

Ringori zita jenarari hanty ndeve kuhwedza hr

Tkt 1 month ago

@hidden identity

Wangu the Church Johanne Marange does not survive on Govt interventions. Inozvi itira yoga baba that I presume you know and are a member of us hence trying to hide your identity but hatinei newe bcoz uchasangana newako mutongo unoenderana newe when the time comes!


Baba va Tkt 1 month ago

musamuteerere mwana wankue uyo apana zvozikanwa kungowawata

🌶️🌶️🌶️ 1 month ago

Haa iwe, Mugabe akawaka chikoro kuBocha ukoo.

Zuze 1 month ago

Ndipo paunonzwa maZANU achiti pasi nemaNGO. Kusafunga kwavo


mafirakureva JoJo chenjera 1 month ago

@zuze

kutya kuonerwa rigging chete nguva yema election vanoda kuti NGO yese ivhare pashaiwe anobatsirwa nawo zve politics futy

njere ishoma nhamo inowanda

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Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 1 month ago

Red Cross intervened meaning problem has been resolved 😂


1 month ago



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