Plans afoot to turn St Michael into boarding

FARAI MATEBVU

BUHERA – A new powerful former students’ association executive comprising successful businessmen, lawyers and accountants have promised to turn St Michaels Secondary, a rural Buhera school into a boarding school.


The Association has so far raised US$2 500 which will be used to buy sports kit and sports ware, The Mirror was told.
Some 2 000 sanitisers, 3 000 masks, books, mathematical sets and electricity meters were donated to the school by the former students during elections of the association’s executive held a few weeks ago.


The former students also launched an “Education Fund” to help learners.
Kestry Muzana who has vast business intrests in Chikomba and Buhera was elected chairperson of the association. The executive comprises prominent professionals.


The head Last Chiguvare told The Mirror that the rich networks and different backgrounds of the board will immensely benefit the school.
Other personalities who were elected are businesswoman Margaret Kuvarega (vice chair), Educator Innocent Hazvina (secretary) and accountant Raymond Bhasvi who landed the treasurer’s post. Medical doctor Ethius Muzambara, lawyer Tamutswa Muzana, businessman Dickson Manyudza and Rev Oliver Muzambara were elected committee members.


“Our target is to upgrade St Michaels and convert it into a boarding school with world class facilities to improve both enrolment and pass rates” Muzana told The Mirror.
The new executive also looks forward to building descent accommodation enough for teachers in the next five years. Ablution facilities will be renovated.
“Our pool of professionals inside and outside the country will pour money into the fund to help with infrastructure development.


“So far we have raised US$2 500 to buy sport ware for learners and it will cover all disciplines covered in the school. Agricultural projects to help surrounding in the semi-arid district will be supported,” said Muzana.

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