The state of infrastructure in farm community schools remains poor and a lot needs to be done to address the situation.

Mines and Mining Development Minister and Zvimba South legislator, Cde Walter Chidhakwa noted that former commercial white farmers did not invest in education as they focused more on elementary education for their workers children.

As a result education infrastructure in most farming communities remained poor and now requires a facelift, a task he said needs a multi-sectoral approach.

He was speaking at Kutama Farm Primary School during the official commissioning of an early childhood development (ECD) block built by the community.

Kutama Farm Primary School head, Mr Darlington Mutsvanga said the school faces a shortage of classrooms as the 823 pupils at the institution share a mere 8 classrooms, which translates to 100 pupils per room.

Through the efforts of the community and the school’s staff, a two classroom block was recently constructed at the school.