Investment in the education of children remains a priority of government and its partners so that the country remains competitive on the global market.
This came out during the official opening of Masera Secondary School in Beitbridge West constituency this Thursday (yesterday).
The long distances that children walk to the nearest school have previously been cited as being among the reasons some learners in Beitbridge failing to proceed to secondary level.
In a bid to address this problem the community with support from the local council and World Vision who invested US$120 000 pulled resources to construct Masera Secondary School.
World Vision regional manager, Mr Shepherd Dlamini said the organisation invested US$120 000 into the project as they believe that through education poverty can be alleviated.
The existence of the new facility will improve the quality of education and reduce incidents of sexual assault that girls were exposed to, noted Beitbridge West legislator, Cde Matrine Mudau.
Government pledged its commitment to continue investing in the education sector and development of rural areas where the majority of the population resides.
The school has an enrollment of 212 pupils and is hoping to improve its 2016 ordinary level pass rate that stood at 7.2 percent.