Former students of Chiradzulu Secondary School (CSS) have pledged to hatch initiatives that will uplift the status of the school.
Speaking in an interview on Monday ahead of the alumni’s meeting slated for Saturday, the association’s secretary Timothy Tchereni said the students will explore projects that will enhance teaching and learning at the school.
He said: “We intend to raise funds to construct a brick fence around the school, maintain structures that are in a state of disrepair, stock the library and laboratory with necessary equipment and support needy students.
“The association will also help create a conducive environment for networking of professionals that graduated from the school and form an association that will see members help each other in times of need.”
Tchereni asked former CSS students to plan and attend Saturday’s meeting in the school hall and discuss issues about improving the school.
The school was built in 1964 and is currently facing turbulent times.
He said because of lack of a brick fence, the school’s students go out of bounds at will and engage in unbecoming behaviour, including beer drinking.
A number of government schools are in a sorry state due to shortage of funding and vandalism committed when the students protest. n