Motivate students, schools urged PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 02 June 2012 17:40

school pupils.jpgSchools have been urged to develop motivational programmes for students who excel in other non-academic activities as a way of encouraging them to continue excelling.


40 schools from the Epworth-Mabvuku-Tafara District converged at DomboraMwari Secondary School in Epworth this Friday for the District Merit Awards, which were meant to honour various students and teachers who excelled in different curriculum activities.

 

In an interview with ZBC News, Epworth-Mabvuku-Tafara District Deputy Provincial Education Director, Mr. Edward Shumba said they have observed the importance of motivating students in their various fields of excellence, be it academics or sports, to ensure they always aim high in what they do.


“We meant to give the pupils and their teachers a chance to shine for their hard work,” said Mr Shumba.


Organiser of the event, Mrs. Angeline Make said the idea of coming up with the annual merit awards is meant to cultivate competition amongst students so as to push for better results.


“As teachers, we have realised pupils have to always feel challenged for them to work hard, either to be the best or to maintain their best results,” Mrs Make said.


The merit awards ceremony saw many students and teachers walking away with prize money for their achievements.


Mabvuku High School scooped most prizes in both the academics and sporting fields, while Makomo Primary school in Epworth got the 2012 Secretary’s Merit Award for being the most improved school in the district.

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