'I'II maintain standards'

HARARE - Prince Edward School has in its 114 years of existence become a sports academy in its own right, producing some of Zimbabwe’s finest sporting ambassadors down the years.

It is a proud history new headmaster Agrippa Sora is determined to maintain.

The veteran educationist began his new job on Tuesday, becoming the second ever black person to head the popular Harare boys schools in over a century.

“There is no pressure, but a lot of excitement because I have a lot to prove,” Sora told the Daily News yesterday.

“I envy my position because all eyes are on me as a person, as a leader and as a headmaster, failure is not in my dictionary.”

Sora has previously headed Magaya High School, Seke 1,Marlborough High and Churchill High. He was in charge of Churchill between 2005 and 2008.

“In fact, there are some people who may have given up on Churchill before I had assumed my duties there,” he said.

“But we managed to do a good job. This is a very splendid opportunity for me to prove the prophets of doom wrong.

“In fact, Prince Edward is poised to scale dizzy heights and I strongly believe in that. I’m not coming to PE to change anything, but to add more value. This is a prestigious institution in virtually all disciplines.

“Be it in cultural activities, it’s a hive of activity and that has to be continued. We have to excel, I have been telling people that I’m not here to re-invent the wheel, but simply to take off from this very foundation.


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