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Unregistered schools taken to court

Unregistered schools taken to court. First to appear before Harare provincial magistrate Tafadzwa Miti was Charles Tabviroona, who is operating Greater Heights College, in Glen Norah A. Several unregistered schools were yesterday dragged to court after they were busted in an ongoing blitz aimed at closing down such institutions across the country.

The complainant is the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education, represented by Henry Mutisi, who is employed by a Primary School in Dzivaresekwa. The court heard that on January 20, Mutisi and his team visited number 9025, Glen Norah A, and observed that Tabviroona had established a school known as Greater Heights College. He failed to produce a certificate of registration, leading to his arrest.

Tabviroona filed a partial plea to the charges, arguing that while he was admitting to operating the school, at the time of his arrest, it was closed. He was remanded to appear in court on February 2, when a proper plea will be recorded.

Albertina Rosemary Bwititi, of Hatcliff Educational Development College, also appeared before the same court, and pleaded guilty. The complainant is the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education represented by Erasmus Takawira Parafini, the District Schools Inspector for Harare.

The court heard that Parafini, accompanied by Charles Mhondiwa and a police officer, went to Hatcliff Educational Development College premises where they found out that Bwititi was operating the school without registering it, leading to her arrest.

She will be back in court on February 2. Tinashe Mutambudzi also appeared before the same court facing the same charge. The complainant is the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education, represented by Grace Mupudzi, who is the Chitungwiza District Schools Inspector.

The court heard that on January 20, Mupudzi, in the company of the district lifelong learning coordinator, visited Royal Priesthood College in St Mary’s Chitungwiza.

It was established that Mutambudzi was operating the unregistered school in Chitungwiza. He was remanded to appear in court on February 3. Polite Chikiwa appeared on behalf of the State.

Source – H-Metro

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