Thursday, 7 August 2014

STUDENTS WALK IN CITY BAREFOOTED AFTER CHAPLIN HIGH CONFISCATES SHOES OVER NONE PAYMENT OF FEES


  
Chaplin High towards the turn of the millenium


Chaplin High school in Gweru is once again in the limelight for the wrong reasons.

 

“Former student stabs love rival at Chaplin High', “Shocking STI levels hit Chaplin”,  and “Chaplin teacher charged over $400” are the kind of front-page headlines we have seen in the not-so-distant past.


And today, Thursday 7 August 2014 - zuva rekuvhara chikoro - my sources indicate the school authorities have confiscated school shoes belonging to dozens of students, saying their parents had not paid school fees or tuition in full.




For Honour? The school motto

“They are walking bare-footed in town as I write to you. ..” inboxed a confidante.

This kind of behavior quickly infuriated locals in this city of 300 000, who called upon the media to ‘investigate, expose such an inhumane, degrading evil and unlawful act.


Ian Smith, then Prime Minister of Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and a former Chaplin High student, seen here at the official opening of the George Alers Track in 1971.

Investigate, we will….