Speaking to Sunday News, National Association of Primary School Heads (Naph) national president Mrs Cynthia Khumalo said that primary schools will this year do battle in a song titled, “Bumbiro Idzva Redzidzo” (New Education Curriculum) which praises President Robert Mugabe and primary and secondary education Lazarus Dokora for introducing the New Curriculum. The song was composed by Albert Munyanyi and lyrics were done by Dr Daniel Madzanire and Fungisai Rwaendepi.
Part of the lyrics to the song are:
Bumbiro redzidzo rosusukidza m’bato wemaoko nazvose zvinopa nduramo munyika. Tinovatenda Baba vaMugabe nachiremba vaDokora navese vakashanda basa iri. (The new curriculum enhances technical and vocational skills as well as everything that brings uprightness to the country. We thank President Mugabe, Dr Dokora and everyone who helped in the crafting of the new curriculum”.
Khumalo said that the song will be sung in Shona across the country with Bulawayo set to host this year’s National Choral Music Competitions national finals in November.
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