An investment in education remains one of the noblest ideas a community can ever engage in, as Council run school Mosi-Oa-Tunya High school embarks on the construction of the school hall.
The hall is earmarked to change the face of education at Victoria Falls’ oldest high school as it will help decongest the learning institution and introduce modern indoor sporting activities like basketball to the school.
The 2500-seater project with an upstairs deck will also be used as a multipurpose centre for examinations which will allow learning to continue during exam periods which was not the case before.
Mosi-Oa-Tunya is the oldest secondary school which services a huge number of pupils in Victoria Falls and flagship learning institution which has churned out excellent students.
The facility also gives the school an opportunity to generate extra income by renting it out to churches and other conferences, which will be channelled to its maintenance.
Expected to be used by campers together with the hostels and the sports arena for income generation
The Director of Housing and Community Services Mr Brian Nyamande indicated that the Local Authority and the School Development Committee have managed to gather resources to kick-start the project.
“The long awaited construction of the school hall has finally taken off and is expected to be completed by the end of the year 2022. The project is being funded with proceeds from the education levy as well as funding from the Connstituency Development Fund availed through the office of the MP for Hwange West Hon G Dube.
A room for extra lessons for learners who need extra attention would be created by the hall which is expected to at least accommodate by the facility.
The Headmaster Mr Roland Sibanda was of the view that the Hall is going to benefit the community of Victoria Falls as a whole.
“This development ushers the in a a multi-disciplinary facility which will improve education levels in Victoria Falls as it allow students to carry out indoors activities that require an all-weather arena.
“We are thankful to the Local Authority which has ensured that the development takes off after years of waiting. A hall would come in handy as it would generate income through hiring and holding college conferences.”