Exams and reports time at Pakati….plus a brief mention of next weeks’ blog

This week sees Pakati Secondary school students continuing to write their end-of-year exams – very important for the Form 4 (final year) students. These are the GCSE/O Level exams all Form 4 students write.

Form 4 students writing their Combined Science Exam today (Friday 22nd November)

Combined Science Exam – the individual desks were not available during my time at Pakati 1989 to 1991

Mr Chizenya with Form 2 students learning about the use of ICT in Socialisation, a topic in Heritage Studies.

Pakati Secondary school clerk, Mr Nehanda, sorting out some reports, before handing them over to the teachers to add their marks and comments on students’ performance.

Thanks to Mr Magabaza for the pictures & information.

The author with Mr Magabaza in September 2019

Next week I intend to write a piece which puts the project into the context of other developments in the area, acknowledging the local support being given to such efforts.


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 have been a Civil Servant in Bradford since 2005.

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