MASVINGO- Ndarama High School continues to bask in educational glory after it recently scooped its second Secretary’s Merit Award in a space of five years for demonstrating academic, cultural and sporting excellence.
The award, which was presented to the school is a recognition by the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education permanent secretary to top performing schools.
Ndarama High School Head, Oddy Matongo expressed joy for the recognition which he said was evidence of hard work.
“Winning such big awards means we are equally good in terms of academics, innovation, and infrastructure development. Hard work, unity are the secret behind our success. We give credit to our SDC, parents, teachers, and leaners for their hard work and sacrifice, “said Matongo.
The School Development Committee (SDC) Chairperson Ray Muzenda said clinching the award was a proud achievement that should be maintained in the long run.
“This award means a lot to us as a school. It means we are the best in this province and the best is yet to come. The lifetime achievement will go a long way in encouraging the school to greater heights as we will not rest on our achievements, but continue striving for the best, particularly in the provision of quality education,” said Muzenda.
Shirley Makausi who was the school’s head till 2019 said she was elated to see the school getting yet another merit award.
“This is my second Secretary Merit Award at that school, I am very much happy with this development, leaving a legacy that will live longer even after we are no longer there. It was very fortunate to have hard working teachers who admired what l did,” said Makausi.
In 2013, the school won the same award and went on to retain it in 2019.
Bikita Minerals Primary School was adjudged the best in the primary schools category.