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Khami Prison inmates excel in academics

By Trust Khosa / Published on Wednesday, 10 Oct 2018 17:49 PM / No Comments / 1035 views

10 October 2018

OIC Supt Joe Matyavira

INMATES pursuing academics at Khami Medium Prison are doing very well with the correctional facility recording a remarkable pass rate at Ordinary and Advanced level each passing year.

This was revealed by Superintendent Joe Matyavira, the Officer in Charge at the correctional facility, during a tour of the complex last week.

“Our students are doing very well and we are pleased with the level of commitment which they have been showing us,” he said.

“According to our records, we always record 80 percent and above while those doing professional courses are also doing very well.

“Among those doing professional courses, we are yet to come across cases of students who have failed.

“We always encourage students so that they get empowered once they are released.”

Supt Matyavira said it was never too late for inmates to study as he singled one of the prisoners – Victor Moyo, 48, – who wrote and passed his Ordinary Level examinations.

“It’s also encouraging that we have inmates who have defied age and vowed to study for example Victor Moyo who passed his Ordinary Level examinations  and is now pursing commercials at Advanced level, which showed that he is committed,” he said.

In another interview, Moyo hailed the Supt Matyavira and his team for giving him an opportunity to study while in prison.

“I’m happy that I managed to write my “O” level and I have good passes in Economics, English, Business Studies, History and Ndebele.

“I’m now doing commercials specialising with Economics, Business Studies   and Accounts.

“I want to pursue a professional career once they release me in 2021, which is not far.

“I’m confident I will make it and I pray that the people integrate us into society once we are released from prison,” he said.

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