Government forges ahead with equipping rural schools

By Online Desk |  8 months ago | top

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reiterated governments position to equip rural schools with information communication technologies (ICTs) and solar power to run computer laboratories to ensure inclusion of learners in formerly marginalised areas in the national development drive.

The President was speaking at a ground breaking ceremony for construction of St Noah College in Marange Manicaland province yesterday.

The President also congratulated the Johanne Marange Apostolic Church for its achievements in promoting education 5.0.

The Church boasts of twenty-six schools with ten being fully functional sixteen under construction.

President Mnangagwa pledged support for the schools still under construction and also donated twelve truckloads of cement for the construction of the proposed St Noah boarding school in Marange.

He has also fundraised USD $100000 towards the project and donated a bus to the church for purposes of supporting school programs.

Meanwhile Primary and Secondary Education Minister Dr Evelyn Ndlovu applauded government for bridging the divide under the philosophy of leaving no one and no place behind, saying despite having over ten thousand schools countrywide, more are still being constructed.