George Emmanuel College High School and Herentals College were honoured for their excellence in the private schools education sector early this week.
The George Emmanuel CEO, Dr Leonard Chiwaya, was awarded Zimbabwe Top Leadership Excellence CEO of the Year Award while George Emmanuel College walked away with the Zimbabwe Top Leadership Excellence Academic Institution of the Year Award.
The national honours were presented to the school during the Zimbabwe Leadership Awards, ZILA Leadership Award Winners presentation ceremony for 2016 Winners.
Herentals College was presented with two awards, Zimbabwe Top Leadership Excellence College of The Year and the Zimbabwe Top Business Leader of the year – Education Development award – which was presented to Herentals CEO Dr Innocent Benza at the ceremony.
Rose of Sharon Welfare Organisation was also honoured with the Zimbabwe Top field Academic Leader of the Year award.
Suluman Chimbetu, the celebrated Dendera musician, was the Guest of Honour.
Speaking after receiving the awards, GEC CEO, Dr Chiwaya said the recognition is humbling,
“On behalf of George Emmanuel College, I must say we are truly humbled and honoured to receive these two awards.
“It is always great to recognise the works done by leaders and CEOs are always saying well done to others but Zila have decided to say well done to leaders for once, so on behalf or CEOs honoured here, I would like to say thank you to the organisers,” he said.
Dr Chiwaya also spoke about the award given to his school,
“George Emmanuel College High School is an institution with very hardworking staff and students. They really deserve this honour and have worked so hard to earn it.
“I would like to urge them to maintain the same spirit and keep thriving for greater heights. Not even the sky is the limit for GEC High school. Once again, well done to everybody,” he said.
The Zimbabwe Leadership Awards epitomize the core values of a successful leader – strength, innovation, ingenuity, knowledge and foresight – values that are imperative to carving out powerful businesses and organizations in the global economy.
Spread across various categories and industry domains, ZILA distinguishes and honors leaders who have contributed and shaped the Zimbabwean economy, and are visionaries behind today’s outstanding businesses and organizations.
They salute remarkable business leaders and organizations in Zimbabwe for their continued commitment to leadership excellence, developing best practices and innovative strategies.
Several CEOs of other institutions that are not academic were also honoured at the ceremony and some even spared time to dance with Suluman as they celebrated their achievements.
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