Strong support system behind Nkayi High’s success Nkayi High headmaster Mr Thulani Bhebe

Flora Fadzai Sibanda, [email protected]

IN the past four years, Nkayi High School in Matabeleland North province has been experiencing an upward trajectory in its Zimsec Ordinary and Advanced Level examination results.

In 2020, the school’s pass rate at Ordinary Level was 34 percent rising to 42 percent last year while the Advanced Level pass rate was at 57 percent in 2020 and increased to 97 percent last year.

The school’s success has been attributed to a strong support system.

Nkayi High School headmaster Mr Thulani Bhebe said the community has played an instrumental role in supporting the school and seeing that its learners succeed. He said the school would not have seen an improvement in results had parents, the Government and the community not supported them.

“We get a lot of support from our parents which has helped us reach higher levels because whenever we have problems and we approach them, they are quick to act. Apart from the parents, the school has a very strong team that is dedicated to their work. We also get support from the district education officer. The office is always ready to assist us in any way possible,” said Mr Bhebe.

He said the school’s vision is to emerge as the best in the province.

Mr Bhebe said the school is also providing services to non-formal students in the district.

He said although the school has been receiving support from various fronts, there are still some grey areas that need to be addressed.

“We currently have a shortage of classrooms, learning equipment and ICT tools which are meant to assist our learners. However, we are not just sitting on that doing nothing; we are talking with our SDC, trying to figure out what it is we can do to solve this problem,” said Mr Bhebe.

He said the school is currently engaged in poultry and market gardening projects that are bringing in income to the school.

“We will soon be doing fishery and furniture production and repairs because we believe our learners should be equipped both practically and theoretically,” said Mr Bhebe. – @flora_sibanda.

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