About 300 pupils at a Marondera school are likely to be stranded when schools re-open as the Marondera University of Agriculture Science and Technology (MuASt) intends to build its campus at the school.
A few months ago, university security officials locked out teachers from Chivese Primary School until the government intervened.
The Standard was told that a meeting was held in Marondera where the varsity insisted the school was built on its land.
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An anonymous official from the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education told the Standard that there was a deadlock. Said the official:
During the meeting, it came out that there is a wrangle between Marondera Municipality and Marondera Rural District Council as to who owns the land.
Efforts to get a comment from Mashonaland East provincial education director Annatoria Ncube were fruitless as her mobile phone was not being answered.
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