Ministry of Primary and Secondary education in Zimbabwe to activate 2019 form 1 online application
The Government of Zimbabwe through the ministry of Primary and Secondary education is scheduled to activate it's 2019 form 1 online application platform which will allow the parents to search and secure prospective boarding places for their form one children in 2019.
According to Sylvia Utete-Masango, the outgoing Ministry of Education secretary, those who wish to use the platform must be able to do so between 5 November 2018 and 21 December 2018. The following was her statement:
“The platform is meant to minimize geographical limitations as well as simplifying the process of securing a Form One place at a boarding school of one’s choice. The electronic ministry application platform is only applicable to boarding schools, otherwise day secondary schools parents are advised to approach schools of their choice,
I personally think Masango's words hold very true for a lot of parents in Zimbabwe. It has always been a hustle looking for a form one place. Parents travel to and fro without sucess and corruption in some schools also stands at the door. Many times whether you will successfully secure a place for your child at a school depends either on who you know or who you paid. Adoption of technological methods of recruitment can really help erase some of these challenges and ease the whole process.
I hope this online application system is the beginning of more more technological adoptions by the Zimbabwe's Ministry of Education and this time I also pray that the system is going to work flawlessly.
Happy form 1's, see you in 2019!