Chilisa Secondary School in Hwange can now fully make use of its science and information communications technology equipment following the commissioning of electricity this Thursday (today) afternoon.
Since its establishment in 2001, the school has been operating with one electrified classroom.
This exerted pressure on all teachers who needed power for their learning sessions.
However with the commissioning of electricity at the school, the teachers will now be able to make us of ICT gadgets and projectors from any classroom block.
The school authorities expressed gratitude to the local companies that have been supporting it with material and funding for electrification as well as erection of a new perimeter fence to improve security for the students, teachers and school property.
Macro-Economic Planning and Investment Promotion Minister, Dr Obert Mpofu said it is time the Hwange Community Share Ownership Trust functioned fully so that the money could be used to fund such projects, which will improve the quality of education in the country.
“In Umguza we get US$1.5 million every year from the community share ownership trust. I don’t know why the Hwange trust is not functional because this is where the money for all these projects should be coming from,” he said.
Chilisa Secondary School has an enrolment of 344 students and scored a pass rate of 31. 25 percent in the 2016 ordinary level examinations.
The school is how ever failing to introduce ‘a’ level because it does not have a science laboratory.