30th August – Exam Classes Return!

Quite recently, schools in Zimbabwe were informed that they would be re-opening on Monday, 30th August, after an extended break. This would be for Exam classes first – Form 4 and Grade 7 for the two Pakati schools – followed by all other students one week later, on 6th September.

Students arrive at Pakati Secondary school, waiting for the screening process as part of Covid 19 protocols. 

The Covid 19 situation in Zimbabwe appears to be improving, with reports of an upsurge in demamd for vaccinations.

School staff have a briefing to discuss arrangements following the return of exam class (Form4) students

It was good to see lessons re-starting at Pakati Secondary, especially as these Form 4 students are so close to writing their exams in a few weeks time.

Mrs Katonha conducting the Shona lesson

Staff at the school are also following Covid 19 protocols. Below are teachers Mrs Mwaashidzana and Mrs Munatswa.

I would like to thank Mrs Munatswa for the photographs and the information.

Mrs Munatswa, The Author, and Mrs Pindura (Deputy Head) September 2019





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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