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Eight years on, Bikita school still has single block without roof

Terrence Ndowora

Primary School in Daniri village under Chief Mukanganwi in Bikita still has a
single block with no roof, a situation that leaves pupils vulnerable to harsh weather

Primary operates as a satellite school for Ngodyore Primary School and is a
community project that was initiated 8 years ago to serve pupils who walk more
than 10km to the mother school.

9 Councillor Sabhina Kujongonya told TellZim News that the school needed urgent
help as its roof was blown away by Cyclone Idai back in March 2019.

said the school enrolled ECD A and B as well as Grade 1 and 2 pupils; leaving
the upper grades to endure the long distance to Ngondyore.

construction of Mutindini Satellite School started eight years ago but we have
not developed that much. We appeal to all those who can come and assist us to construct
more blocks for grade 3, 4, 5 pupils.

school has a large catchment area and enrolls pupils from Zaka district as well
as Bikita Rural District’s wards 9 and 10,” said Cllr Kujongonya.

said Member of Parliament (MP) for Bikita West, Elias Musakwa promised to
provide roofing material when the Constituency Development Funds (CDF)
allocation is disbursed.

Musakwa promised that he will use funds from CDF to buy timber for roofing. He
promised us that he will get them from Manicaland and we hope soon we will fix
the roof,” said Kujongonya. 

from Zaka also endure the risk of drowning in the Turwi and Musekenende rivers
on their way to school.

are also fears that if the school is not developed in
time to enroll up to grade seven, pupils will remain at risk of kidnappings
which are on the rise.


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