Lupane University donates books to develop communities by education

22 Aug 2012

reprinted from Bulawayo 24

Landa J High School and Tsholotsho Nurse Training School recently received textbooks donation worth $40,000 from Lupane State University (LSU).

The ceremony was held at Landa J High School, which received 209 textbooks. Tsholotsho Nurse Training School received 300 textbooks.
Speaking at the handover, LSU public relations officer Mr Zwelithini Dlamini said the books would be used for studies and researching. “Education is important in a person’s life. It is productive and beneficial in a person’s personality. We have donated these books to help both students and pupils to study and be well informed. Through this deed we are able to alleviate poverty by educating our people. By so doing, we will have people that are educated as doctors, nurses and other professionals who will help develop our community. I hope next year LSU will enrol a number of people coming from this district,” said Mr Dlamini.

He urged the community to help students and pupils in the area to develop a reading culture and achieve Vice-President Landa John Nkomo’s vision of having an educated nation. Landa J Nkomo High School, formerly known as Manqe Secondary School, was named in honour of Vice-President Nkomo, who spearheaded its construction. Earlier this year, Zimbabwe reads donated several boxes of books to Lupane State University.