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Makanaka High School opens doors in Victoria Ranch

TellZim Reporter
School
children in the sprawling suburb of Victoria Ranch can now breathe a sigh of
relief after a new school, Makanaka High School, has opened its doors to cater
for pupils from and around the new high density suburb.
There
has been many calls for a high school which will service Runyararo North West,
Runyararo West and Victoria Ranch. Residents tried in vain to engage the city
council to build the high school but the city fathers cited financial
constraints.
The
Simukai Reformed Church run Makanaka High School is that answer. The opening of
the school will help to decongest the already existing few high schools.
Makanaka
High School becomes the sixth high school in Masvingo City joining the league
of Ndarama High School, Mucheke High School, Masvingo Christian College,
Victoria High School and Masvingo Day.
Makanaka
High School is registered with the ministry of Primary and Secondary Education
and will be a Zimsec center.
Speaking
during a tour of the school, Makanaka High School Board of Trustees treasurer,
Ephraim Gwanongodza said the school will seek to bridge gap left by the
existing high schools.
“This
school came to be after residents complained that their children were
travelling long distances to access high schools.
“We
build this school to service the community and the fees will be fair for
everyone. No one should travel long distances to access education. If possible
each location should have both a high school and primary school,” said
Gwanongodza.



Another
member of the school’s board of trustees, Goddart Dunira said the school is
there to serve the community and provide education for everyone in the area.
“We
saw that the special need for a High school in Victoria Ranch so we built a
school which is affordable to all.
“This
is not a private school and we have plans to introduce night school classes so
that we cater for everyone who wants to learn and we are doing things according
to what the government wants, which is education for all.
“Makanaka
High School is an inclusive school and we will thrive to offer the best,” said
Dunira.
Dunira
said they will soon be constructing a primary school which will feed into the
high school.
The
school fees at the institution per term for Forms 1-3 are ZWL$700 and a
registration fee of ZWL$200.

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