**Saturday Star** Former Pakati student profile number 9 – Matthew Marimo

Matthew Marimo, 2019

Hi! My name is Matthew Marimo. I was born in 1976, at St Paul’s Hospital in Musami, in the District of Murewa.

I did my Primary education at Chanetsa Primary School from 1983 to 1989, not far from Pakati school.

I attended Pakati Secondary school from 1990 to 1993, but did not actually complete Form 4 at that time. I returned to the school in 1996 and wrote my ‘O’ Levels in 1997. I have not done any further studies since then.

My favourite subjects were English, Science Geography & commerce. The teachers I can remember the most were Miss Beattie, Miss Chadbon, Mr Veremu and Mr Sidhuna.

In 2002 I joined the Zimbabwe Prison Service ( ZPS), and I am still there now. I live in Goromonzi District, and this is where I met my wife, with whom I have 4 children now.

Author:

My name is Chris Walker, and between January 1989 and September 1991 I worked, through VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas), at Pakati Secondary School in Murehwa South district in Zimbabwe. I was a Maths teacher for 2 years, the Acting Head for the last 8 months there. I have also taught in Botswana & the UK, had 4 years working for VSO, and spent the last 13 years as a Civil Servant in Bradford. I married a Zimbabwean woman & we have 2 sons.

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