MUTARE’S leading private college, First Class Academy, has continued setting the trend after it became the first academy to buy a brand new 68-seater AVM bus.
The bus was unveiled at a brief ceremony held at the college’s Nyausunzi Complex at the heart of the sprawling Sakubva high-density suburb on Wednesday. Speaker after speaker spoke glowingly of the academy’s achievements from academics, infrastructural development as well as extracurricular activities.
Deputy Manicaland Provincial Education Director (Secondary Schools Education), Mrs Clara Kanoerera officially unveiled the bus after it was presented to the academy by the responsible authorities, Mr Stephen and Tracy Mutsongodza.
“We want to hail First Class Academy for the strides it is making in putting Manicaland on the map. We have been here on several occasions celebrating excellent achievements. Today, another milestone achievement has been made, with the academy investing in a brand new bus.
“As the parent ministry, we say learners should be exposed to the outside world through educational tours organised through the school headmaster. Students’ safety and security is a top priority and First Class Academy has already taken a lead by acquiring this bus,” said Mrs Kanoerera.
She encouraged all students at the academy to treasure the bus and look after it well.
“We do not want to see any graffiti in the bus. It is your property as students and you should look after it well. The new curriculum talks about tasks and projects and all students should fully utilise this bus to meet the new requirements in education.
“We are proud of First Class Academy’s achievements as results and infrastructure are there for everyone to see that a lot of effort is being put to develop this institution. Other institutions should follow suit,” she said.