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HARARE – Teachers , school authorities and the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education have been urged not to send pupils away from school as this exposes them to psychological, emotional scars and all sorts of danger with abuse being a topical issue. It has also emerged that most parents are preoccupied with their own success forgetting their children’s welfare whereas they should have a routine check on their children’s school work every now and again.

207 students with six points

MANICALAND – First Class Academy went on to prove to the world that the award was no fluke as the crop of last year’s Aanced Level candidates performed exceptionally well. The college had 207 students with six points and above, with the highest student being Sharon Chapungu who scored a whopping 19 points from the four subjects she sat for the November Zimsec examinations. Chapungu scored three As in Economics, Accounts, Business Studies as well as a B in Mathematics.

Following close to her was Bernard Nhokwara who had 17 points (Business Studies A, Accounts A, Mathematics A and Geography D). A total of 13 students had 14 points, while eight students had 13 points. The college recorded 96 percent pass-rate in Business Studies, Accounting (81 percent), Mathematics (67 percent), Economics (81 percent), Further Mathematics (100 percent), History (100 percent), Divinity (96 percent), Literature in English (98 percent) and Shona (95 percent).

However, the lowest pass-rate was recorded in Geography after the college scored a disappointing 45 percent. Overally the college had a pass rate of 86 percent.

Fire guts Prince Edward School

HARARE- A fierce fire destroyed a Price Edward School Practical room last week and everything was reportedly burnt to ashes after what is suspected to be a fault caused by a broken electric cable that broke off the main line nearby.

Property worth more than $800 000 including special computers for technical graphics, compressors, textbooks and benches were destroyed.

However, the school has been offered assistance by the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education to make sure that students will not be affected.

Miley Cyrus gets new tattoo

UNITED STATES – She’s known for getting extremely attached to her pets, such as her piglet Bubba Sue and her several pooches. And it seems Miley Cyrus’ pufferfish was no different, as she even got a fresh tattoo to mourn his passing on Thursday. ‘R I P PBF @mileycyrus,’ tattoo artist Dr Woo posted to Instagram, along with a snap of the pop star’s arm inked with an image of the cute little sea creature.

‘I hate goodbyes,’ the We Can’t Stop hitmaker simultaneously wrote on social media while sharing a snap of her blowfish in front of a glowing purple plant. The eccentric mark isn’t far-fetched for Miley, who is also quite known of her unique artwork, which usually consists of vibrant aliens and curse words.

But the songstress, 22, did recently tone down her style for Australian musician Cody Simpson’s latest single artwork – which she designed. Cody, 18, took to Instagram on Wednesday to share a shot of his new single cover, featuring a simple white flower and black background, created by Miley.

Source : The Herald