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Build a home – retiring schools’ inspector tells teachers

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Build a home – retiring schools’ inspector tells teachers



CHIPINGE – Lazarous Sithole Ngoma, a schools’ inspector in Chipinge who retired last month has advised teachers to make it a point that they build decent homes to which they can retire after reaching pensionable age.
Sithole who has various degrees and diplomas retired last year.He had served Government for 42 years.
“I want to urge teachers who are still serving to build homes be it in town, growth points or communal lands to guarantee you and your family befitting retirement. Teachers must also ensure that they earn respect and have good relations in the areas that they teach,” he said.
Ngoma held his farewell party at Checheche Primary School in February which was attended by several school heads, Ministry of Education officials and other school inspectors
Born on January 14, 1958 at Chipinge District Hospital, Sithole joined the Government as an Agricultural Extension officer in 1981 before he enrolled at Gweru Teachers College for a diploma in education in 1986.
He told Chipinge Times that he is happy to leave Government with a clean record and after serving various communities across Manicaland.
“My carrier began in 1978 when I trained as an agriculturalist at Esgodini College from 1978 to 1981. I worked as an agricultural extension officer in Chivhu from 1981 to 1986. I always wanted to be a teacher so I left for Gweru Teachers’ College,” he said.
He then taught at St Francis of Assisi in Chivhu and then Madzivire Secondary in Buhera. From Madzivire he went to Chapwanya as acting head and became substantive head at Bhegedhe Secondary School in 1996.
He got further qualifications, a Bachelor of Education degree speacialising in Agriculture, a Bachelor of Education specializing in Educational management and then a Masters Curriculum Studies.
He became schools’ inspector in November 2021.
Sithole is married to Joyce Pedzisai and they have three children who are all graduates.

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