Julius Nyerere School Of Social Sciences

Julius Nyerere School Of Social Sciences

Department of Psychology

 

About the Department

Welcome to the Department of Psychology. The Department is one of the four departments of the Julius Nyerere School of Social Sciences. The Psychology Department offers five programmes, which are Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Psychology, Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Counselling, Bachelor of Science Special Honours Degree in Psychology, Master of Science Degree in Counselling Psychology and Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Psychology. The department strives to offer Afrocentric counselling and psychology. In that regard, the lecturers and students are constantly engaging in research activities that endeavor to address mental health issues from an African perspective. The Master of Science Degree in Counselling Psychology programme is specially designed to offer practical knowledge to students who will be preparing to register as counselling psychologists.

Department Staff

 

CHAIRPERSON

Mr.H. Zirima

MSc (Edu Psy.) [UZ, 2012], BSc Hons. (Psy.) [UZ, 2004], Registered Educational Psychologist

Email address: hzirima@gzu.ac.zw

Research interests

Child and Adolescent Psychology

Educational Psychology

 

SECRETARY – Ms. F.M. Gande

BSSc (HRM) [GZU, 2012], HND Office Management [Mutare Polytechnic, 2006], ND Secretarial [Harare Polytechnic, 2000]

Email address: mgande@gzu.ac.zw

Programmes

Undergraduate Programmes

 Programme  Duration  Entry requirements
Bachelor of Science Honours (BSc Hons) Degree in Psychology -Four (4) years Conventional

-Three (3) years Block Release

 

Normal Entry

At least five (5) ‘O’ level passes with Grade C or better including English Language, Mathematics and a Science subject.

At least two  (2) ‘A’ Level passes

Special Entry

A candidate who does not meet normal entry requirements may subject to the approval of the Senate be admitted to a programme on special grounds.
Mature Entry
Shall be obtained by applicants who have five (5) ‘O’ levels including English Language and have a demonstrable work experience during the last five years before the academic year in which admission is sought, and aged 25 years and above.  They may be required to attend an interview to assess their suitability for University education.

Bachelor of Science Honours
(BSc Hons) Degree in Counselling
-Four (4) years Conventional

-Three (3) years Block Release

Normal Entry

At least five (5) ‘O’ level passes with Grade C or better including English Language.

A minimum of two (2) ‘A’ Level passes.

Special Entry
A candidate who does not meet normal entry requirements may subject to the approval of the Senate be admitted to a programme on special grounds, such as those with diplomas in counseling or any other relevant areas from recognised institutions.

Mature Entry
Shall be obtained by applicants who have five (5) ‘O’ levels including English Language and have a demonstrable work experience during the last five years before the academic year in which admission is sought, and aged 25 years and above.  They may be required to attend an interview to assess their suitability for University education.

 

Postgraduate Programmes

 

 Programme  Duration  Entry requirements
Master of Science (MSc) Degree in Counselling Psychology -One and half (1½) years full-time. Normal Entry

A candidate must have a relevant Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Psychology or its equivalent with at least a 2.2 degree classification.

Special Entry

A candidate who does not meet normal entry requirements may, subject to the approval of the senate, be admitted into a programme on special grounds. Such as those with a degree in  Counselling and at least 2 years working experience.

Lecturers

TITLE & NAME QUALIFICATIONS E-MAIL RESEARCH INTERESTS
Dr. J. Mtemeri PhD (Edu Psy.) [UNISA, 2017]

MEd (Edu Psy.) [MSU, 2008]

Special Hons. (Psy) [GZU, 2016]

BSc (Counselling) [ZOU, 2005] Dip. (Edu) [UZ, 1995]

jmtemeri@gzu.ac.zw Educational Psychology,

Social Psychology,

Counselling,

Special Populations

Mrs. G.N.K. Shoniwa MSc (Edu Psy.) [UZ, 1999]

BSc Hons. (Psy.) [UZ, 1991]

BA [University of Zambia, 1983]

gshoniwa@gzu.ac.zw Gender-based violence,

Educational Psychology,

Industrial Psychology

Mr. J. Chimunhu MSc (Counselling) [UZ, 2010]

BSc Hons. (Psy.) [UZ, 2007]

BSSc Hons. (Psy.) [University of Fort Hare, 2009]

jchimunhu@gzu.ac.zw Developmental Psychology,

Counselling Psychology

Mr. Z. Samson MSc (Edu Psy.) [UZ, 2012]

BSc Hons. (Psy.) [UZ, 2003]

Registered Intern Educational Psychologist [AHPCZ, 2011)

zsamson@gzu.ac.zw Career Counselling,

Inclusive Education,

Social Psychology

Mr. H.T. Chikukwa MPhil (Counselling) [ZOU, 2012]

BSc Hons. (Psy.) [UZ, 2005]

Cert. (Educ) [UZ, 1991]

hchikukwa@gzu.ac.zw Counselling Psychology,

Developmental Psychology,

HIV and AIDS Management, Research

Training and Capacity Building,

Research and Project Management

Mr. E. Maziti MSc (Clinical Psy.) [UZ, 2011]

BSc Hons. (Psy.) [UZ, 2007]

Executive Certificate in Community Development and Humanitarian Project Management [UZ, 2009]

Certificate in Practical Monitoring and Evaluation [UZ, 2008]

Registered Intern Clinical Psychologist [A/PSY0414]

emaziti@gzu.ac.zw Indigenous Knowledge Systems in  Counselling and Psychotherapy

Bereavement Issues,

Somatoform Disorders

 

 

Mr. E. Nkoma MSc (Edu Psy.) [UZ, 1997]

BSc Hons. (Psy.) [UZ, 1989]

Registered Psychologist [AHPCZ, 1992]

enkoma@gzu.ac.zw Inclusive Education in Schools,

Teaching and Learning Assessment

Mrs. S. Kasinamunhu MSc (Comm. Psy.) [MSU, 2015] BSc Hons. (Psy.) [MSU, 2007] sanchademana@gzu.ac.zw Community Psychology,

Developmental Psychology,

Social Psychology,

Psychology of Gender