MASVINGO CITY-Vision Academy, a private college located in the heart of Mucheke high density suburb continues to defy all odds and slowly positioning itself as one of the giants in the academic world in Masvingo.
The college which first opened its doors for learning eight years ago continues to shine on the academic scene in Masvingo province, if the recently announced ZIMSEC ‘A’ level results are anything to go by.
Vision Academy secured a 100% pass rate from all the 22 students who sat for their final 2023 ZIMSEC A level examinations.
The best student scored 20 points, with only five students scoring below 10 points, and the lowest student had 4 points.
The school is currently offering commerce and arts subjects and will introduce science subjects at A level in the not so distant future.
Among the top performing students are Brandon Muto (20 points) Tanyaradzwa Musingarabwi (11 points) and Rachel Gamuchirai Masendeke (14 points) a former ward 7 junior councilor, who are beneficiaries of the school’s scholarship.
The Director’s scholarship, the bursary awards are meant for the academically gifted children from less privileged families who are allowed to learn at the school without paying school fees.
The scholarship is supported by Vision Academy Director who is also the Masvingo South legislator, Tanatsiwa Mukomberi.
Mukuomberi said he was elated by the performance of the learners for their remarkable achievement and owed the success to hard work, combined by a unity of purpose among the teaching staff and parents and guardians.
He said as a director he had to motivate his staff and came up with a monetary incentive that sees every teacher who has a student attaining an A being rewarded something.
“These results are a sign that the future is bright, we are a results-oriented academy and we set our vision and targets clear for every staff member to follow.
“This is just the beginning of good things to come, we are simply image building through our results and I am hopeful that once we relocate to our more spacious premises in Victoria Range later this year, our achievements will be unstoppable as we will introduce science subjects and also enroll students for Cambridge examinations,” he said.
The school’s principal Ruben Mapfumo said as a school they pride themselves as great potters who turn those deemed academically unfit into shining stars.
He said the school has managed to prove that appearance does not matter where learning takes place.
“When we enroll our students we don’t look at how one performed or how bad or good are their past results.
“we accommodate them and challenge the students, ensuring they strive to achieve their best potential, that’s why we are setting the pace,” he said.
The school currently has an enrollment of 750 students and introduced hot seating due to high demand of students seeking enrolment.
“Learners and parents now have confidence in the school since we are building a traceable history of excellence,” he said.