Robert Mugabe School of Education & Culture





The Curriculum Studies Department strives to promote high quality teaching and learning through the development of practising teachers. The Department envisages the production of efficient, knowledgeable and culture anchored teachers. The Department offers postgraduate programmes like Master of Education Curriculum Studies, Master of Education Languages [ChiShona/Ndebele and English], and Graduate Diploma in education. In undergraduate programmes, the Department teaches Bachelor of Education Primary, Bachelor of Education Secondary and Bachelor of Education Secondary – Bridging Programme.






Dr E.C. Makwara

PhD Geography [UFS, 2018] M.Sc.EPP [UZ, 2003],

B.A. Special Hons. Geography [UZ, 1996],

B.A. [UZ, 1985], Grad. C. E. [UZ, 1987]

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Research Interests

Research interests centre on environmental issues ranging from sustainable natural resources utilization and conservation, individual and group interests in natural resource management, conflicts in natural resource management, water resources management, waste management, indigenous weather forecasting and sustainable development issues.


Secretary – Mrs. S. Mugura

B.Com [Hons] Degree [HR and Industrial Relations] [RCU, 2016]

National Diploma in Secretarial Studies [Masvingo Polytechnic College, 2002]

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 Entry requirements
Bachelor of Education Honours [Primary] In-Service -Two (2) years Conventional At least five (5) O level passes including English Language.
At least one (1) A level subject in the intended area of specialization.
A teaching certificate or diploma at primary school level.
At least two (2) years of post training educational experience.
Bachelor of Education Honours [Secondary] In-Service -Two and half (2½) years Block Release At least five (5) O level passes including English Language.
At least one (1) A level subject in the intended area of specialization.
A teaching Certificate or Diploma at secondary school level.
At least two (2) years of post training educational experience.
Graduate Diploma in Education -One (1) year Conventional
-Two (2) years Block Release
A first degree of this university or any other relevant degree recognized by this University.
A minimum of one (1) year experience in approved educational work such as teaching, curriculum work and educational administration.
Master of Education Languages -One and half (1½) years  Conventional
-Two (2) years Block Release
A Bachelor of Education degree in a relevant area of specialization from this University or its equivalent from a reputable institution with a minimum pass of a lower second (2.2).
A relevant degree and a Graduate Certificate in Education of this University or any other institution with a minimum pass of lower second (2.2)
A minimum of one (1) year experience in approved educational experience.
Master of Education Curriculum Studies -Two (2) years Block Release A Bachelor of Education degree of this University or any other degree from a recognized institution with a minimum of a lower second (2.2).
A first degree with a minimum of lower second (2.2) and a  Graduate Certificate in Education/ Post Graduate Diploma in Education.




Dr. K. Mapetere


PhD History Instructional Leadership [UFS, 2015], M.Ed. Curriculum Arts Education [UZ, 2007], B.Ed.  [Solusi, 2002], Dip. Ed.[Mutare Teachers College, 1996]


Curriculum Issues in History, Instructional leadership in History, Citizenship Education and Teacher Education


Mr. T.  Bhala M.Ed. Curriculum and Arts English [UZ, 2001], B.A. [Hons] English [UZ, 1985], Diploma in Curriculum Arts and Education [UZ, 1996],  Grad.C.E [UZ, 1992]


Language in Education, Indigenous Language raising, the teaching of language and literature, gender issues in literature
Mr. C. Bhebe M.Ed. Curriculum & Arts  Education  [Ndebele] [UZ, 2001], B.Ed  [UZ, 1993], C.E. [Mkoba Teachers College, 1987]


Language interference; code switching and code mixing, culture and related issues
Mrs S. Chademana M.A. Applied Linguistics [MSU, 2015], B.A. English and Communication  Studies [ZOU, 2004], B.A. Special Hons Communication  and Media Studies, [ZOU, 2014], C.E. [UCE 1986], PGDHTE [GZU, 2017]


Cultural Studies, Communication  and Language
Mr. P. Chifamba MSc. Mathematics [UZ, 2004], BSc. Hons. Mathematics [UZ, 2001], B.Ed.  Mathematics [UZ, 1988],C.E. [GTC, 1985]


Undergraduate Mathematics Education, Use of Technology in Mathematics education Visual thinking in Mathematics learning
Mrs H. Chigwida M.Ed. Curriculum & Arts Education [UZ, 2000], B.Ed. History [UZ, 1995], C.E. [UZ, 1990]


Curriculum Change, Curriculum Analysis and internationalisation of Curriculum Studies field
Dr W. Chindedza PhD in Education [Curriculum Studies] [UKZN, 2017], M.Ed. English [UZ, 2007], B.Ed. [UZ, 2002], C.E.  [Belvedere Trs’ College, 1992]


Education, gender,  Curriculum issues and language
Mr. L. Dube M.Ed. Curriculum and Arts Education Ndebele [UZ, 2010], B.A [Hons] African Languages and Culture [MSU, 2004], Dip. Ed.  [Hillside Teachers’ College, 1996]


Indigenous Languages rights, Onomastics, IKS pedagogical issues, Ndebele and Zulu literature and culture
Prof. K.T. Gondo M.A. Languages & Literature [UZ, 1998], B.A. Dual Hons.  African Experience and ChiShona [UZ, 1985], Grad.C.E. [UZ, 1987],Certificate in Personal Management 1994


Language  and education ,Indigenous Language raising  and language  creation ; Literature and development
Prof. J. Gonye

PhD. English

[Univen, 2015], M.A. English [UZ, 2000], B.A. [Hons] English [UZ, 1990], Grad. C.E. [UZ, 1993]



Literary studies;

Postcolonial studies; representations of dance and dance pedagogy; popular culture; communication

Mr. W. Kadodo M.Ed. Curriculum and Arts [UZ, 2001], B.A. English and Shona [UZ, 1990], Diploma in Curriculum and Arts [UZ, 1996], Grad. C.E. [UZ, 1991]


Language teaching and learning issues ; Language Policy issues; Literature and criticism issues
Dr L.S. Madungwe

Doctor of Education in Curriculum Studies [UNISA, 2018]

M.Ed. Science and Mathematics Education [UZ, 2007], B.Sc. [UNISA, 1997], B.Ed. Mathematics  [UZ, 1981], C.E. [GTC, 1979]


Mathematics teaching and learning for students  with visual impairment; Ethno-mathematics; Teaching methodologies; Current trends in Mathematics Education
Dr. S. Magudu D.Ed. Didactics [UNISA, 2015], M.Ed. Curriculum Studies and Arts [UZ, 2001], B.Ed. History [UZ,1988], C.E. [University of Bristol, 2001]


Efficacy of Teacher Education, Implementation of the Social Studies  Curriculum, Citizenship education  and promotion of Social Justice in Schools
Prof. J. Makaye

PhD. Instructional Leadership Curriculum Issues [UFS,2015],

MPhil. Curriculum Policy, Development and Management [NMMU, 2006], B.Ed. Educational Administration and Policy Studies [UZ, 1997], C.E.  [MTC, 1990]


Curriculum issues, Instructional leadership and Teacher Education
Dr. L. Mandiudza PhD.  Curriculum Studies  Vocational  Technical Education [UFS, 2016], MEd. Curriculum Studies [UZ, 2003], B.Ed. [UZ, 1989], T3 Trs’ Cert. [Morgenster Trs’ College, 1977]


Curriculum Issues  -planning, designing implementation, evaluation in Vocational Education;
Mr. F. P.Mapako M.Ed. Curriculum and Arts Education (English) [UZ, 2007], B.Ed. (English) [UZ, 2001], B.Ed. Management degree [Pretoria Technikon, 2000], Dipl. Ed. [G.T.C. 1994]


Communication, Literature, Language and Pedagogical Issues in Education
Dr. J. Marashe PhD [Biblical and Religious Studies] [UP] M.A. Religious Studies [UZ, 1997], BA. Special Honours [UZ, 1994], Grad. C.E. [UZ, 1992]


HIV AIDS; Traditional Practices and Beliefs, Gender Issues, and Old Testament Issues
Prof. R. Mareva PhD English [Univen, 2016], M.Ed. Curriculum and Arts [English] [UZ, 2003], B.Ed. English [UZ, 1998], C.E. [GTC, 1990]


Literature, English Language Teaching, Curriculum Issues, Gender Issues, Communication Studies
Dr. D. Mashoko PhD [Science and Indigenous Knowledge Educaion][Wits. University] M.Ed. Science and Mathematics Education [Chemistry] [UZ, 2005], PGD. Science Education [UZ, 2003], B.Ed. Chemistry [UZ, 2001], Dip. Ed. [UZ, 1995]


Indigenous Knowledge Systems, Science teaching, Chemistry education,, Science Curriculum issues, Gender and Science Education
Dr. M. Mazuruse D.Lit.Phil. African Languages [UNISA, 2015], M.A. African Languages & Literature (Shona) [UZ, 2010], M.A. African Languages [UNISA, 2010], B.A. [Hons] Shona and Religious Studies [UZ, 1991], Grad.C.E. [UZ, 1993]


Language  Education, Curriculum Development Afrocentricity, Gender Issues in Literature, ,Language Planning and Policy Culture and Heritage
Mr. E. Mhaka MPhil. Religious Studies [UZ, 2005], B.A. [UZ, 1984], Grad. C. E. [UZ, 1986]


Indigenous Knowledge Systems  and  Religious Education, Curriculum Issues in and  Religious Education, Emerging Issues  in Religious and Moral Education
Mr. J. Moyo M.Ed. Curriculum and Arts Education [English] [UZ, 2007], B.Ed. English [UZ, 2003], Dip. Ed. [G.T.C, 1995]


Communication in Education and Society,

Literature and society

Language and learning

Dr. N.  Moyo

PhD History [UJ, 2016], M.Ed. Curriculum and Arts Education [UZ, 2003], B.Ed [UZ, 1993], C.E. [HTC, 1989]


Nathan does research in Curriculum Theory, History Education and Teacher Education. Nathan’s research is grounded in critical transformative pedagogies that employ postcolonial and decolonial heuristics to understand curriculum practice.


Dr. J. Mswazie PhD. Curriculum Theory [NMMU, 2015], MPhil.  Curriculum Policy, Development & Management [UPE, 2003], B.A. Religious Studies and Shona [UZ, 1983], Grad.C.E. [UZ, 1985]


Teacher Education Development policy, Higher Education reform, Innovation and adaptation, and institutionalization,, Course Design and development ,Indigenization of the curriculum, open Learning theory and practice
Dr. B Mudzanire PhD. African Languages [UNISA, 2017], M.Ed. Shona [UZ, 2007], BSc. Geography & Environmental Studies [ZOU, 2004], B.Ed. Shona [UZ, 2003], Dip. Ed. [GTC, 1993]


Language Literature, and cultural studies and Afro-centrism
Mr. A.  Mufanechiya M.Ed. Curriculum Studies [MASU, 2006], B.A. [UZ, 1988], PGDCE [UZ, 1999], Grad.C.E. [UZ, 1990]


Education and Curriculum , Teacher Education
Mr. T. Mutonhori

M.A. Religious Studies [UZ, 1988], B.A.]Hons] Religious Studies [UZ, 1987], Grad.C.E. [UZ, 1991]


Religious and Moral Education Studies .Indigenous knowledge systems and conservation of natural resources. Indigenous knowledge systems and drought mitigation. Religion and HIV and AIDS. Religion and forced marriages. Rites and taboos among the Tonga, Venda and Nambya in Zimbabwe. Religion at campus. Religious tourism.
Mr. J. Muzangwa M.Ed. Science and Mathematics [UZ, 2012], Licentiate in Education [Mathematics] [Enrique Jose Verona, Cuba, 1993], BSc. Special Hons. Mathematics [UZ, 1999]


Undergraduate Mathematics Education, Use of Technology in Mathematics education Visual thinking in Mathematics learning
Dr. M. Nyoni .Phil. English [UNISA, 2018],M.Ed. Curriculum & Arts Education English [UZ, 2000], B.Ed. English [UZ, 1995], C.E. [UZ, 1990]


Literature in English




Second Language pedagogy

Prof. S. Nyota D.Lit.Phil. African Languages [UNISA, 2008], M.A.  [UNISA, 2001], B.A. [Hons] African Languages [UNISA, 1997], B.A. General [UZ, 1983], Grad. C.E.  [UZ, 1988]


Socio-linguistics, Semantics, Phonetics, Phonology, endangered languages and Indigenous Knowledge Systems Language and literature
Mr. J. Risiro M.Ed. Science and Mathematics Education [Geography] [UZ, 2009], B.A. [Hons] Geography [UZ, 1992], Grad. C.E.  [UZ,1995]


Indigenous Knowledge Systems, Climate Change and Adaptation and Environmental issues
Mr. C. Rubaya

M.Ed. Curriculum & Arts [English] [UZ, 2007], B.Ed. English [UZ, 2003], Dip. Ed. [GTC, 1996]


Literary art with a focus on protest literature and the portrayal of women’s issues in feminist art, teaching English as a second language, issues on commutative proficiency.
Mr. E. Rurinda M.Ed. Science & Mathematics Education [Biology] [UZ, 2005], BSc. Special Hons. Biological Science [UZ, 2002], Licentiate in Education [Biology] [Enrique Jose Verona, Cuba, 1992], Postgraduate Diploma in Science Education [UZ, 1999]


Indigenous Knowledge Systems, Practical work in Biology Education , Peer coaching in Biology  Education, Participatory  action research in Biology,, Pollutants in crop plants and Professional development issues
Ms E. M. Sibanda M.Ed. Curriculum and Arts Education [Ndebele] [UZ, 2001], B.Ed. Ndebele  [UZ, 1993], C.E. [GTC, 1985]


Comparative study of indigenous languages in terms of language structure and

culture and religious matters

Mrs D.T. Tshuma M.Ed. Science and Mathematics Education [Geography] [UZ, 2007], B.Ed. Geography  [UZ, 1996], C.E. [HTC, 1991]


Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Natural Resources Climate Change and adaptation, Conservation , Sustainable development , developments in the geography Curriculum and Environmental issues
Dr A. Mhindu

PhD Language and Media Studies [UKZN],M.Ed. Languages English [GZU]

B.Ed Primary [English] GZU

Diploma in Education[Masvingo Teachers’ College] Language Planning and Policy Issues, Literature, Teacher Education, Communication Skills
Mrs N. Magomana

M.Com Finance [GZU] 2014

B.Comm Banking and Finance [GZU] 2008 Financial Innovation and Economic Growth, Foreign Direct Investment and Economic Growth Financial Innovation  and Emerging Markets
Mrs C. Muza


Internal Audit and risk management, Internal audit and corporate governance .
Mrs H. Beans

M.Com Accounting [MSU] 2013

B. Comm Accounting [Hons] GZU 2010

HND Accounting [Masvingo Poly] 1998

ND Accounting [Masvingo Poly] 1996

NC accounting [Masvingo Poly] 1995


Accounting Information Systems, Taxation and Auditing
Mrs S. Mugari

MPhil HIV/AIDS Management

(Stellenbosch University,2011)

PDM HIV/AIDS Management

(Stellenbosch University,2009),

BSc Counselling


C. E. Secondary



-Collaborative learning approaches to promote critical- analytical thinking skills in students in resource poor settings

-Contemporary Issues in Sexuality, HIV and AIDS Education

-Communication strategies for HIV prevention and behaviour change


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