Thirteen secondary schools in Beitbridge received mobile science laboratories and 100 bicycles from the Government and its partners.
The region registered 19 secondary schools and before the latest development only had five science laboratories.
Bicycles are designed to address the challenges faced by students who drop out of school because of the long distance they have to travel to the nearest secondary school.
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He said the labs were powered by liquid petroleum gas, which was readily available, and that there would be support for those secondary schools that were still connected to the national electricity grid.
“We are grateful for the support we are receiving from the Beitbrigg community and with this gesture we have decided to meet widely with all stakeholders from all walks of life,” he said.
The general manager of Zimborders, Mr Nqobile Ncube said he is hopeful that with science labs most schools will be able to produce better results in science related subjects.
Beitbridge senior leader of the Traditions, leader Stauze (David Mbedzi) said that it is relevant for many societies and communities to work in the cultivation of deficiencies in the teaching of science.
“It is best to have many schools using solar energy as an alternative source of power, so that most of these facilities are equipped with information communication and technical tools as we embrace the complexity of our fingers.
“Previously, most of the schools here were focused on the teaching of human sciences and we expect to change with the access of the main mobile science labs.”
Matabeleland South senator who monitors Beitbridge, Senator Tambudzani Mohadi, said the development and improvement of the education sector required a collective effort.
He said science labs would go a long way in providing both boys and girls with equal opportunities to take science subjects.
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“Lack of facilities and infrastructure in this area has previously been a challenge and therefore the Government has encouraged schools to develop their resource base.
“Part of the plan is to have a situation where every secondary school offers at least two natural science subjects starting in form three.”
He said that in some instances some schools offer a partial curriculum and the government is working in that area.
Cde Mohadi said the worst affected schools were those in the rural part of the country.
Development partners also needed to continue working with the government on building more schools.
“We have made great strides as a Government in the last decade, we were able to increase the number of secondary schools. If we continue with this attitude, we will be able to achieve our targets for the country,” said Cde Mohadi.
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