MASVINGO – Hwiru Primary School based in Gutu secured its fifth consecutive triumph at the National Aids Council of Zimbabwe (NAC) national quiz competition held at Prince Edward High School in Harare.
The school has been consistently successful, clinching gold in 2017, 2020, 2021, 2022, and now, 2023.
While securing silver in 2018 and 2019, the school’s remarkable achievement speaks to its sustained excellence in the competition.
Artinos Tonhodzai, the head of Hwiru Primary School, confirmed the victory, expressing appreciation for the quiz and acknowledging the dedication of the coaches, Tariro Mazonde and Fredrick Tavhanya.
The winning quiz team consisted of Patience Musasa, Ruvimbo Murwira, Dinero Shumba, Providence Musanjeya, and Takudzwa Munanga.
The quiz, organized by NACZ in collaboration with the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education, focuses on life skills teaching, HIV and AIDS awareness, sexual education, and guidance and counseling for students.
The 2023 edition centered around the theme: “Instructional School Leadership and Teacher Effectiveness in Pupil Empowerment Towards Vision 2030.”
Mt Melleray Primary from Nyanga secured the second position, while Umvhukwesi Primary from Mashonaland Central claimed the third spot.
The winners will be formally recognized at the upcoming awards ceremony.
Reflecting on the achievement, Coach Tariro Mazonde expressed pride in the school’s accomplishment and emphasized the role of hard work.
“The quiz competitions are now in our DNA, and obviously this achievement came from hard work. Hwiru Primary is a model school in Guidance and Counseling. We are happy with this achievement, and we are waiting for our prizes tonight,” he remarked.
The consistent success of Hwiru Primary School underscores its commitment to educational excellence and the holistic development of its students.