Schools have been called upon to take seriously the initiation of development projects to fast track construction of infrastructure as well as cushion parents who may be finding it difficult to pay fees for their children.

A number of schools in rural areas are struggling to avail adequate infrastructure to learners.

Mutare West legislator Cde Christopher Mushohwe says such challenges must be complemented by income generating projects such as piggery and chicken rearing among others.

“We need to have schools embark on income generating projects that will assist the schools in development projects. While there may be those who want to assist the schools with books as well as other infrastructure, we must also be seen to be doing something as schools to improve the infrastructure that is there,” said Cde Mushohwe.

Karirwi Adventist High School head Mr Caleb Marimanzi spoke highly of the gesture by Cde Mushohwe who sourced laptops and textbooks for schools in the constituency.

“Education is the gateway to eradication of poverty. We are grateful that through the efforts of the MP we now have electricity and the laptops as well as the books will go a long way in equipping the learner and the teachers,” Mr Marimanzi said.

The provision of education has been high on government’s agenda with the move having resulted in the country being recognised globally for its high literacy rate.

While numerous strides have been made in the education sector, it has been noted that the sector’s technological changes have to be met by making sure that learners have access to computers in their studies.