It's been a while since we heard the name El Nino. It sounds like a cyclone that will bring heavy rains and uproot trees but it's the opposite.
The El Nino phenomenon happens in the Indian Ocean. The effect is that instead of East and Southern Africa receiving hot humid wind which results in rainfall, all we get is dry wind.
Dry wind means zero to no rainfall and whatever precipitation we get is likely in the form of thunderstorms. Put simply the rains are erratic and crops dont grow well...harvests are poor...its a drought and Zimbabwe has to turn to donors for food assistance.
What boggles mind however, is that there doesn't seem to be a sense of urgency on the part of our government.
Instead, they are busy following Grace Mugabe at her 'Meet the people' rallies. Will these people they are meeting eat Grace?
I got nothing against the First Lady but I have everything against a government that's so confused that they more attention to some party leader when the nation is burning.
The year is drawing to an end. In Church we start thinking of Thanksgiving before Advent starts.
There's a lot of wrongs that happened this year and we will be justified for being angry at God. However, anger at the creator will not get us anywhere. Instead we are better people when we celebrate that which we achieved and are thankful that unlike many, we still have hope.
You may ridicule 'hope' but it's the very thing why thousands throng stadia and places like Zindoga paying out loads of money to the propheets. Hope is all we have. Hope is what keeps us in school. Hope is what helps you to cope with a heartbreak, or failed business venture.
Thank God for that hope...and hope for more for you deserve more.
Now to rumours and hearsay. They say exams were leaking left, right and centre...and the media was hushed about the issue (at least the mainstream media).
(in a low voice) > They didn't have the resources to order rewrites of leaked exams nationwide so they turned a blind eye and hoped the media wouldn't so much noise about it...(I never said it's TRUE...I just heard)
Whatever the case may be, our exam board has a lot to do to gain the respect and credibility afforded other exam boards like Cambridge.
It could also work if somehow schools were to get more involved in the process...let us see what the education curriculum review will recommend.
For the good of the Republic!