Boost for education as Government builds more schools

by | Jun 30, 2021 | Local News | 0 comments

Nevanji Munyaradzi Chiondegwa

Zimbabwe has to date built 25 schools and 16 blocks, in a bid to enhance access to basic education facilities, in line with Vision 2030.

The is was shared at yesterday`s post-cabinet media session where Primary and Secondary Education Minister Cain Mathema appraised his colleagues of the progress made so far.

Giving an update, Information, Publicity and Broadcast Service Minister Monica Mutsvangwa said;
“The Minister of Primary and Secondary Education, Hon C. Mathema apprised Cabinet that twenty-five schools out of the annual targeted 200 schools have since been registered. A total of 16 classroom blocks out of the targeted 100 school infrastructure were completed.”

It was also revealed that 345 radio lessons have been developed and are being broadcast from an annual target of 750 radio lessons.

The development of learner modules is at 50 percent.

“Regarding the development of e-learning platforms, one (1) platform was developed. The platform is now accessible to learners, teachers and parents for use as supplementary teaching and learning materials,” added Minister Mutsvangwa.

Meanwhile, the Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Innovation, Science and Technology Development, Hon A. Murwira reported that the Wetlands Masterplan for Zimbabwe was developed and is now in place.

He also reported that on the agriculture research and development programme, one industrial cattle pen at Chinhoyi University of Technology is at 90 percent completion, while the Commercial Milking Parlor theatre is 100 percent complete.

Minister Murwira also highlighted that the Mapfura Beneficiation Plant Building in Mwenezi is at 95 percent completion while construction of the Kushinga-Phikelela Female Hostel is at 95 percent completion.