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Department Chairperson

Dr Lillie Beth Hadebe

Dr Hadebe exhibits the following skills and abilities: Researching; Assessment and Evaluation; Management and supervision; Discourse analysis and Languages; Educational material production; Counseling; Lecturing and tutoring in Pedagogical issues and Leadership in Education. Lillie Beth Hadebe holds a DPhil in Business Administration NUST. She also holds a PGD in Management- NUST, Med [Curriculum and Arts]- University of Zimbabwe, Bed UZ, Certificate in Education [Infant Education- University of Zimbabwe, 198 Lillie Beth has published 20 papers in referred journals, and has authored one book chapter and a book on School leadership. Her research interests are: Leadership and performance; Pedagogical issues; Curriculum development; Language development; Language teaching and Literary analysis. She is also a reviewer of articles on the above themes for International Journals.

Department Staff

  • Dr Sophie Hlatywayo
    Dr Sophie Hlatywayo
  • Professor Rosemary Ngara
    Professor Rosemary Ngara
  • Professor Richard Bukaliya
    Professor Richard Bukaliya
  • Professor Moffat Chitapa Tarusikirwa
    Professor Moffat Chitapa Tarusikirwa
  • Dr. Dingindawo Ncube
    Dr. Dingindawo Ncube
  • Zamani Mzaca
    Zamani Mzaca
  • Francis Ndlovu
    Francis Ndlovu
  • Tazivei Dondofema
    Tazivei Dondofema
  • Sitabile Chivasa
    Sitabile Chivasa
  • Abia Mutumbwa
    Abia Mutumbwa
Dr Sophie Hlatywayo

Qualifications
DPhil in Educational Management (ZOU) (2021)
MEd Educational Management (Zimbabwe Open University) (2014)
Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) in History, (Midlands State University) 2006
Diploma in Education, Secondary (University of Zimbabwe) (1998)
BSc HIV/AIDS Management and Community Development, (CUT) (2011)

Publications
Seven 7 publications on Educational Management focusing on female leadership and inclusive
education.
Has been a Research Assistant at Leonard Cheshire Disability Zimbabwe and Development
Aid from People to People (2022), Youth Action Project.
Regional Campus: Harare Regional Campus, Hatcliffe

Professor Rosemary Ngara

Qualifications:
Associate Professor
Doctor of Philosophy in Teacher Education: Zimbabwe Open University (2012-
2016)
Masters of Education Curriculum Studies: University of Zimbabwe (1991-
1992)
Bachelor of Education Curriculum Studies: University of Zimbabwe (1987-
1989)
4 Courses in Education and History: (1984-1986) UNISA
Certificate in Education (1982) Gweru Teachers’ College

Publications 38 papers in refereed journals
Published in:
Teacher Education
Teaching Practice
School and University Curriculum Development
Assessment in schools
Special Needs Education
Child sexual abuse in Secondary schools
Open and Distance Education Learning
Use of Modern Technology in Education
Safety in schools
Regional Campus: Midlands

Professor Richard Bukaliya

Richard Bukaliya is an Associate Professor teaching at the Zimbabwe Open University in the
Faculty of Education. He is the Mashonaland East Regional Campus Programme Coordinator
in the Department of Teacher Development, responsible for the Postgraduate Diploma in
Education, Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Development, Bachelor of Education
(Secondary) and Diploma in Education (Primary). He holds a Doctor of Philosophy in
Educational Management (ZOU), Master`s Degree in Educational Administration, Planning
and Policy Studies (ZOU), Bachelor of Education in Educational Administration, Planning and
Policy Studies (UZ), Certificate in Education (UZ), Diploma in Personnel Management
(IPMZ), Higher Diploma in Human Resources Management (IPMZ), Certificate in Teaching
English as a Second Language (ZOU) and a Certificate in Module Writing (ZOU). Professor
Bukaliya is a Member of the Consortium of Senior Scholars of the University of Lusaka,
Zambia. He is also a part time faculty member of UNICAF, Cyprus and Botswana Open
University, among others. His research interests include issues in educational management,
primary and secondary education and distance education. He has published 64 research articles
in international peer reviewed journals and six book chapters to his name and has presented
more than 15 research papers at conferences in several African countries and in Europe. The
published papers are in areas that include primary and secondary education, distance education
and educational management. He is on the review boards of several international research
journals which include the International Journal of Social Sciences and Education, The
International Journal of Educational Research, Greener Journals, Global International
Publication House and the Global Research Journal of Education and Sumeranz Journal of
Education, Linguistics and Literature. He is the Executive Editor of Spring Journals. He is an
Associate Editor of the International Journal of Educational Research. Locally, he is a member
of the Zimbabwe Academic and Non-fiction Authors Association, where he is the current
Mashonaland East Vice Chairperson. He can be contacted on email: bukaliyar@zou.ac.zw or
bukaliar@gmail.com and cell numbers 0733686818/0712501766/0774289637
Campus
Mashonaland East

Professor Moffat Chitapa Tarusikirwa

Professor Moffat Chitapa Tarusikirwa is an Associate Professor of Education in the
Department of Teacher Development in the Faculty of Education at the Zimbabwe Open
University. He holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Education (University of the Western Cape,
R.S.A.), a Master’s degree in Educational Administration, Planning and Policy Studies (UZ),
a Master of Science degree in Marketing (NUST), a Bachelor of Education degree in Biology
(UZ), a Higher National Diploma in Marketing Management (Harare Polytechnic), a Diploma
in Business Studies (UZ), a Certificate in Education, majors Mathematics and Science
(University of Bristol, UK), a Certificate in Computer Application in Educational Research
(Bulawayo Polytechnic), a Certificate in Labour Relations (Contact Human Resources,
Zimbabwe (PVT) LTD, Zimbabwe, a Certificate in Mentoring (University of the Western
Cape), a Certificate in Microsoft Project, Level 1, X-llent Training, RSA, a Certificate in
Research Writing Skills (NUST and INASP), and a Certificate in Basic Higher Education
Teaching Skills (Association of African Universities).
Professor Tarusikirwa has 43 years of experience in the field of education inclusive of
secondary school teaching (18 years), University teaching (25 years) and a total of 40 years of
Educational management experience. He held several positions as Mathematics and Science
Teacher, Head of Department (Mathematics and Science), Senior Master, Deputy Head/ Head
at Secondary School level in Zimbabwe. Furthermore, he has served as Lecturer and Regional
Programmes Coordinator for the UZ and later The Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU) in the
Department of Educational Studies for over 18years, and Teacher Development as Chairperson
for 10 years. He has also served as Acting Regional Director (2005- 2006) and as Acting Dean
of The Faculty of Arts and Education (2013 and 2014).
On a national level, and international level, Prof Tarusikirwa, has served as National Chief
Examiner (Additional Mathematics) for the Zimbabwe School Examinations Council
(ZIMSEC), as an Associate, Zimbabwe Institute of Management (ZIM), Member Zimbabwe
Academic and Non-Fiction Writers Association (ZANA) among others. Prof Tarusikirwa has
also been Team Leader and Chairperson of the Zimbabwe Open University Project Team that
came up with a grant winning proposal for the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education
Teacher Capacitation Programme launched by the Minister of Primary and Secondary
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Education on the 17th July, 2014 at the Harare International Conference Centre. Moreover, he
has also served as External Examiner (UZ Department of Teacher Education), External
Examiner, for the Universities of Fort Hare, The Free State, Durban University of Technology,
R.S.A. and UNZA, Zambia. Additionally, Prof. Tarusikirwa served as Peer Reviewer for
ZIMCHE since 2014.
Furthermore, Prof Tarusikirwa taught Mathematics and Science in the UK prior to
independence. Moreover, Prof Tarusikirwa had a stint in South Africa at the University of the
Western Cape and tutored Research Methods and Statistics and Life Sciences to BSc. Honours
and B.Ed. Honours students. Additionally, Prof Tarusikirwa took part in the University of the
Western Cape Peer Mentoring Programme in which he trained Tutors and Mentors and acted
as Consultant in the Train the Trainer Programme. Moreover, Prof Tarusikirwa worked as
Researcher and Consultant in the Department for Student Support Services and sat on the
Department Board. Furthermore, he created a Research Journal Database for the Faculty of
Education in addition to updating the Postgraduate Database for the same Faculty.
Additionally, Prof Tarusikirwa, served as an Academic Support Consultant as well as giving
Guidance and Mentoring to junior staff.
Still on the international scene, Prof Tarusikirwa has for 8 years coordinated the Zimbabwe
Open University Postgraduate Collaboration Partnership with the University of Zambia as
Chairperson and Team Leader. Prof Tarusikirwa has also been a member of the Society for
Research into Higher Education (SRHE) U.K. (2001-2005), member of the Network for the
Coordination and Advancement of Sub – Saharan Africa – EU Science and Technology
Cooperation (2009 – 2010), member: African Network for Internationalization of Education
(ANIE) current, and member of Distance Education Association of Southern Africa (DEASA)
current. Prof Tarusikirwa is also on the International Board of Advisers for the African Journal
of Social Sciences and has reviewed numerous articles for a number of both local and
International Peer Reviewed Journals. Moreover, Prof Tarusikirwa has supervised and
examined many PhD candidates both locally and internationally over 10 years.
Prof Tarusikirwa has co-ordinated a number of internationally funded projects including the
UNICEF – Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education Teacher Capacitation Programme in
which he was the Team Leader and Chairperson of the Zimbabwe Open University Project
Team that came up with a grant winning proposal for the Ministry of Primary and Secondary
Education Teacher Capacitation Programme launched by the Minister of Primary and
Secondary Education and officiated by the President of Zimbabwe on the 17th July, 2014 at the
Harare International Conference Centre.
Some of his areas of research interest are as follows, Comparative Education, Supervision of
Personnel, Management, Leadership, Organisational Effectiveness, Organizational
Development, Gender Equity in Higher Education Gender and Equity, Higher Education
Studies, Educational Management, Leadership and Supervision, Entrepreneurship, Small to
Medium Scale Enterprises (SMSE’s), Organisational management, Marketing and Market
research, Globalisation and Higher Education, The role of information technology in
educational provision, Research Methodology, The role of the manager and organisational
effectiveness, Internationalisation of Education, Measurement and Evaluation, Teacher
Education, Policy, Culture and Gender Studies. He has published more than 28 papers in
refereed journals and presented more than 55 conference papers. Selected Publications:
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Papers published in refereed journals, books, book chapters and international conference
presentations:
Papers and publications:
Books 12
Articles (31)
Conference paper presentations (57)

Dr. Dingindawo Ncube

Dr. Dingindawo Ncube is a Senior Lecturer/Regional Programme Coordinator at the
Zimbabwe Open University-Matabeleland South Regional Campus. He holds a Doctor of
Education degree (DED) in Educational Management, University of Venda, RSA, a Master’s
degree in Educational Administration, Planning and Policy Studies(MEDEAPPS), Zimbabwe
Open University, Zimbabwe and Bachelor of Education in Educational Administration,
Planning and Policy Studies(BEDEAPPS), UZ –CDE, Zimbabwe.
Publications: 19 papers
7 Modules
1 conference paper
Conferences attended
Presented a paper at International Research Conference 2016, hosted by the Zimbabwe
Open University. Harare 28-29 July 2016.
Title of the paper: Achieving Socio-Economic Transformation for women through ODL in
Zimbabwe. A case study of Gwanda District. Co presenter Z. Mzaca.
Regional Campus: Matabeleland South

Zamani Mzaca

Qualifications
Master of Education (Ed. Admin) (1996) (UZ)
Bachelor of Education Degree (1989) (UZ)
Certificate in Education (1979) (UZ)
Cambridge O level (1975) (Cambridge)
Publications: 12 papers
Regional Campus: Matabeleland South

Francis Ndlovu

Qualifications
Master of Science in Peace, Leadership and Conflict Resolution (MSPL)
ZOU 2010-2012
Master of Education (M.ED EAPPS) ZOU 1999-2001
Bachelor of Education (B. ED EAPPS) UZ 1994-1997
Certificate in Education, UCE UZ 1985-1988

Publications: 10 papers
Current Campus: Harare-Chitungwiza Campus

Tazivei Dondofema

Qualifications:
Master of Education in Educational Administration, Planning and Policy Studies (MEAPPS).
Bachelor of Education in Educational Administration, Planning and Policy Studies
(BEDEAPPS).
Certificate in Education (Primary)
Publications: 14 Publications on the utilisation of teachers in schools and school
administration and leadership.
Campus: Harare Chitungwiza Regional Campus

Sitabile Chivasa

Qualifications
PhD candidate University of Free State.
Master of Education (ECD) Great Zimbabwe University.
Post grad. In child sensitive social policies (CSSP) Women University in Africa
Bachelor of Education (ECD) Women University in Africa
Diploma in Education (ECD) Seke teachers’ college

Abia Mutumbwa

Qualifications
Master of Education in Technical Education (UZ)
Bachelor of Education in Technical Education (UZ)
Diploma in Education (UZ)
PHD Candidate (ZOU)
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Publications: 4 papers
Campus : National Centre