|Angry parents force Hurungwe school closure|
|Saturday, 16 June 2012 22:05|
Irate parents have twice forced the temporary closure of Nyamakate Primary School in Hurungwe in protest against the zero percent pass rate the school recorded last year.
“Relations between two teachers Ms Farai Kaitano EC No. 0815521K and Simon Mupfurutsa EC No. 0856402W and the community of Nyamakate Primary School soured when allegedly these two teachers taught two Grade 7 classes at the school.
“The parents agreed and made the payments but when the Grade 7 papers were written and the results published, both classes I am told scored zero percent pass rate. This angered the parents leading to a serious deterioration in relations.”
“When the two teachers resumed duty on the opening day on the 8th of May 2012, parents were outraged and again protested.
“The two teachers were suspended again on the 30th of May 2012 to facilitate investigations which are ongoing. I would like to commend the parents for not issuing any physical threats to the teachers and I want to assure them that the due process of law will be followed in the best interest of the children at the school,” he said.