'Zero Pass Rate At Grade 7' School Gets Stationery
A school in Tsholotsho District, Matabeleland North Province that recorded zero pass rate at Grade Seven last year has received a donation of stationery from well-wishers.
Multi Sparks Trust (MST) last week partnered with a Bulawayo company Davis Granite and donated stationery which will benefit over 100 pupils at Nhlangano Primary School.
The stationery included exercise books, pencils, rubbers, pens and sharpeners. MST founder Fortune Nkomo had this to say:
We realised that there was an urgent need to support pupils from poor backgrounds to improve their performance at schools. I am also keen on developing communities and our main drive is improving rural education.
We believe that if we come together and help rural communities, we are empowering the pupils. I realised because of poor educational grounding most girls get married off after finishing primary school while boys are employed as cattle tenders or they cross the borders and engage in menial jobs. As MST we want to see development in rural areas, self-sustainability and innovation.
In 2018, 68 primary schools recorded zero per cent pass rate at Grade 7 while at ‘O’ level, 194 schools had zero per cent pass rate.