Prince Edward High School pupils in Harare have written a piece of history for the institution after becoming the first secondary school in the world to design a car, set to be manufactured in two years’ time. The 20 students, all in Upper Sixth, with the assistance of science and technical department lecturers, have since formed a company that is being registered.
The project, headed by Ms Princess Mushonga, is bankrolled by Book of African Records in collaboration with a local insurance firm, Sanctuary Insurance Company.
Kits for the vehicle, to be called Macintosh Curlybyte, will be imported.
Lecturers from the science and technical departments are assisting the pupils while technical support and insight is offered by experts from the motor industry and commerce.
Officially launching the project and the company, to be called Prince Edward Automobile, district education officer in the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education Ms Anatoria Ncube said the ministry was fully behind the project.