By Walter Mswazie
MASVINGO-Pupils and teachers should always read The Southern Times for its in-depth coverage of current affairs in the SADC region, a top Zimbabwe schools official has said.
Addressing school heads, teachers and pupils during a provincial merit awards ceremony at Victoria Junior School in Masvingo, south-east Zimbabwe, recently Provincial Education Director (PED) Zadius Chitiga said the paper is unique in that it covers issues that concern the region as a whole, adding that teachers and learners must buy the paper to broaden their understanding.
He said all SADC countries’ issues are covered by the paper and challenged schools to subscribe so that they can be able to have a copy every week.
More than 100 schools filled in subscription forms and will receive free copies for a month, an arrangement organised by The Southern Times’ Masvingo sales executives, Chiedza Musedza and Blantina Berejena.
“We’re happy to be associated with media houses as educationists. Today, we are privileged to have The Southern Times under the Zimpapers banner, here. Some of us are used to reading the paper as it gives the reader an opportunity to have an appreciation of the current affairs in the region, a SADC perspective,” said Chitiga.
“Teachers and learners should read such papers as they help you have an in-depth understanding of what happens in the Southern African region.
“I urge all schools here to subscribe to this paper so that you can have copies every week.
Going through the paper, one can see that it is professionally packaged and informative indeed,” he said, flanked by his deputy Sylvester Tererai.
He said some of the regional affairs covered by the paper will prove instrumental to the learners as examination – be they Ordinary Level or Advanced Level – will include questions about the region and beyond.
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