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Mpopoma High to hold fund raising dinner in April

by Lungile Tshuma
28 Feb 2016 at 12:13hrs | Views
MPOPOMA High School, one of the best secondary academic schools in Bulawayo, will in April hold a fundraising dinner dance to raise funds for the expansion of the school.

The school, which has been the beacon of success in the region, says it seeks to improve from its current performance and enrol more pupils after its expansion.

In an interview with Sunday News, the school head, Mr Christopher Dube, appealed to parents, the business community and former students to support the initiative. He said the actual date will be announced soon.

"We are inviting all former students to come in numbers in support of this noble cause. As the school, we want to use funds to expand the staffroom and also construct a one-storey building for A-level students, drill a borehole and buy a 30-seater commuter omnibus for sports trips. Our plea is for the entire community to support us," said Mr Dube.

"The school is doing well in athletics and academics and our aim is to take the school to a better level. In sports, our Under-20 girls volleyball team are national champions, we provide the provincial athletics teams with many pupils and our under 16s played in the finals of last year's Copa Coca-Cola competition.

"Our A-level pass rate has been as high as 98 percent to 100 percent but this year it fell to 94 percent. O-level pass rate improved from 35 percent to 37 percent. Close to 90 percent of students studying medicine at the University of Zimbabwe are from our school and the university recently wrote a letter thanking us for producing good students. We are therefore aiming to do better than this and enrol more pupils."

Mr Dube also appealed to the business community to donate either in cash or supply building materials.

Some of the prominent notable figures that are products of Mpopoma High School are Professor Jonathan Moyo, who is the Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Minister; Zimbabwe Electoral Commission chairperson Justice Rita Makarau, who became the first female judge president and former CEO of MTN Group Limited Mr Sifiso Dabengwa.

The school has 1 960 pupils, 82 teachers and five non-teaching Government staff members while the school development association employs 20 people.

Source - Sunday News