Tongogara Primary School

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Tongogara Primary School is a primary school in the Tongogara Refugee Camp in Zimbabwe. The school is situated 18km along the dusty road which stretches from the Harare-Mutoko road. It is one of the few schools to have a bigger captivity of more than 5km in the recently resettlement areas of Hoyuyu in Mutoko District. The other neighbouring schools are Kushinga Secondary and Primary School and Nzira Secondary and Primary School (at Jani Growth Point, which is 27km South east of Mutoko Town).


This school was opened in 1970 when local residence placed a complaint to the Mutoko District council for being too relaxed in building more schools in Hoyuyu. Children as far as 15km were struggling to travel the long distances to nearby Jekwa Primary and Secondary school.

As of 2017, the school had about 1,700 students. It is reportedly suffering from a significant shortage of both teachers and supplies.[1][2] The school educate students up to the seventh grade and is also a registered ZIMSEC primary examination center having more than 200 students siting for seventh grade final exams each year.

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Rooftop inside a Biology lab at Tongogara Primary School.

The school consist of 14 blocks each having 4 classrooms.1 of these blocks is used as Science laborities for chemical,physics and biology lessons.The other room is used as a computer laboratory. The school also have a well developed sport infrastruture, an artificial loaned football pitch, basketball court,tennis court,swimming pool, gymnasium,volleyball court etc.The school won 3 consecutive achievements from 2016 for the best infrastructure development in Mutoko District.


  1. Chiketo, Bernard (2017-04-22). "Refugee children miss school". DailyNews Live. Retrieved 2018-06-09.
  2. "Hard yet hopeful life in Zimbabwe's Tongogara refugee camp". Xinhua. 2017-04-05. Retrieved 2018-06-09.

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