Catholic mission withdraws exam center for Mwenezi School

Ndangarirodzashe Tasariravona

MWENEZI – Brothers of Sacred Heart High, a Roman Catholic-run school has withdrawn its external exam center facility for a satellite school in the marginalized Mwenezi District.

According to a letter in the hands of Two Nations Sacred Heart will no longer provide facilities for Zimsec exams for Chisase Secondary School. Chisase has no exam center status. This means that candidates from Chisase will no longer have a centre from which to write their exams and if they get an alternative it means that they would walk longer distances.

Brother Joachim Kamwana who is the head for Sacred Heart could not be contacted for a comment. However, a letter to Chisase head accuses him and his staff of absenting themselves from invigilation duties.

Sacred Heart was also entirely carrying the burden of costs of the candidates including photocopying and transporting exam papers. The letter said the Chisase head was not co-operating with Sacred Heart administration.

Philip Gumbo the District Schools Inspector could neither confirm nor deny the development. He however, said that the district had 100 satellite schools, probably one of the highest in the country.

Ward 13 Councilor Takura Mudavose urged Government to upgrade facilities at Chisase so that it can be granted exam center status.

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