King Solomon believed to be the wisest man to ever live once submitted that iron sharpens another piece of iron, this has not only been adopted but embraced by the educational fraternity in Zimbabwe, particularly National Association of Secondary School Heads (N.A.SH.) whose enriching annual conference like wine is getting better with age. The conference theme was “EDUCATION: THROUGH AND BEYOND COVID-19”, with a special focus on bridging gaps created by the pandemic in the education sector.
The 2022 conference attracted over 1500 secondary school heads, 100 Education Inspectors,72 District Inspectors, 10 Provincial Education Directors and 34 exhibitors from all corners of Zimbabwe to the majestic Victoria Falls, all this after a 2-year hiatus due to Covid-19.
College Press Publishers reflected its market dominance by punctuating every strategic corner with colourful banners inclusive of teardrops and telescopic banners. The unmistakable CPP gazebo well positioned in its beckoning red and white colours posed to delegates an irresistible temptation to pay regular visits upon entry and exit to the conference auditorium. On display was an array of our competence-based curriculum titles in the FOCUS series. The CPP stand recorded over 95 % visits by registered delegates chief among them a lengthy interaction, admiration and praise by the guest of honour Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education - Mrs Thumisang- Thabela. Every valued visitor to the College Press stand had details recorded and was given CPP branded bag containing high impact branded learning paraphernalia.
College Press Educational Representative George Madzime addressed delegates on the learner-centred, curriculum compliant, assessment and examination approach by the Focus family of books in addition to wide access through various distributors. The conference was worth the time and investment as it paid off with exposure through a tremendous network of the key people running educational institutions throughout the country.