'Rename Zim schools for African heroes'

Published Aug 27, 2001


Harare - The Zimbabwean government has called on schools with colonial names from British and white minority rule to scrap them and name themselves after Zimbabwean or other African heroes instead.

Zimbabwe's new education, sports and culture minister, Aeneas Chigwedere, told teachers that school names that need changing include Queen Elizabeth, Churchill and Roosevelt, and he challenged schools to come up with new names by the end of the year.

Many street and town names have been changed since 1980 when the present government took power. - Reuters

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