CHIPADZE High School has been hailed for its spirited efforts to end drug abuse, early child marriages and bullying.
Mashonaland Central provincial education director, Dr Temba Mangwiro, saluted the school during its prize-giving ceremony.
“I have been moved by the school’s call for an end to drug abuse, early child marriages and bullying tendencies,” he said.
“There is a need to protect our girl child from being sexually abused by lustful men in the name of religion or poverty. Parents and guardians, let us invest in our children, protect them and support them for national development.
“If we work together, in the provision of education, the quality will definitely improve, thereby, ensuring beneficiaries are best served.
“Quality products from our education system means quality citizens are produced and, in turn, society benefits immensely from such a venture.
“It is the duty of all concerned and upright citizens to ensure that, whatever happens, the education system is properly financed to help the school child get the best assistance possible.”
Chipadze High head, Fortunate Kamuphinda, hailed parents for paying their fees on time, saying it gives confidence to students and keeps the school going.
“Teachers feel good to conduct their lessons with all learners in class and it also gives confidence to the students. Our teachers work tirelessly to give quality education and are doing extremely well as the results sum it all,” said Kamuphinda.
The school marched on the streets of Bindura protesting against early child marriages as well as drug and substance abuse before the prize giving ceremony.