Julius Nyerere School Of Social Sciences

Julius Nyerere School Of Social Sciences

Department of Rural and Urban Development

About the Department

Welcome to the Department of Rural and Urban Development. The Department is one of the four departments of the Julius Nyerere School of Social Sciences. The Rural and Urban Development Department offers three programmes, which are Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Urban Planning and Development, Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Rural Development, Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Local Governance Studies and Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Rural and Urban Development. The department strives to equip students with technical skills in rural, urban planning and development through Geographic Information Systems & Remote Sensing, Auto Card, a process concerned with the designing, development and use of land and environmental protection for public welfare. Members of staff in the Department and students are in partnership with the Non-Governmental Organisations, urban and rural councils in research and development activities that endeavor to resolve community challenges. The Department has proposed Master of Science Degree in City and Regional Planning and Master of Science in Rural Development programmes in its quest to address the needs of the market at both local and regional scale.

Department Staff

ACTING CHAIRPERSON

Mrs. E. Gozo

MSc (GIS & Earth Observation, Specialisation: WREM (ITC) [University of Twente, The Netherlands, 2008], BSc Hons. (LWRM) [MSU, 2004]

Email address: egozo@gzu.ac.zw

Research interests

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing applications, Climate change and environmental management, Environmental Impact Assessment, Environmental modeling, Rural/Urban development and the environment

 

SECRETARY – Mrs. C. Mandude

ND Secretarial Studies [Masvingo Polytechnic, 2003]

Email address – cmapako@gzu.ac.zw

 

 Programmes

Undergraduate Programmes

 Duration  Entry requirements
Bachelor of Science Honours (BSc Hons) Degree in Local Governance Studies -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.

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 Rural Development -Four (4) years Conventional

-Three (3) years Block Release

Bachelor of Science Honours (BSc Hons) Degree in Urban Planning and Development -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 and Mathematics.

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.

 

Lecturers

 

TITLE & NAME QUALIFICATIONS CONTACT DETAILS

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS
Dr. B. Chazovachii PhD (Geo.) [UFS, 2016]

MSc  (RUP) [UZ,2007]

PGD (Project Planning & Mgt) [UZ, 2006]

BSc Hons. (Geo. & Env. Science) [2001]

bchazovachii@gzu.ac.zw Smallholder irrigation agriculture, rural livelihoods,  project planning and management, rural institutions and production systems, rural and urban poverty reduction
Dr. L. Chitongo PhD (Rural Dvt) [UFS, 2017]

MSc (RUP) [UZ, 2010]

Special Hons (Urban Dvt Studies) [LSU, 2015]

PGD (Project Planning & Mgt) [UZ, 2008]

BSc (Geo.) [UZ, 2005]

lchitongo@gzu.ac.zw Rural and Urban livelihoods, Housing, Public Policy Analysis, Project Planning and Management, Environmental Management
Mr. G. Guta MSc (Strategic Mgt) [CUT, 2013]

MSc (RUP) [UZ, 2003]

PGD (Project Planning & Mgt) [UZ, 1996]

BSc Hons. (Eco.) [UZ, 1995]

gguta@gzu.ac.zw Rural Finance and Development
Mr. A. Mabaso MA (Env. Policy & Planning) [UZ, 2014]

BSc Hons. (RUP) [UZ, 2006]

 

 

amabaso@gzu.ac.zw Urban resilience, ecologically sensitive urban planning,  evaluation of urban development plans,

application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in urban planning

Mr. T. R. Gambe

 

MSc. (RUP) [UZ, 2012]

BSc. (RUP) [UZ, 2007]

Exec. Cert (Programme & Project Monitoring and Evaluation) [UZ, 2012]

Member (ZIRUP)

tgambe@gzu.ac.zw Urban water supply, Real estate management & regional economic resilience
Mrs. W. T. Tsoriyo MSc (RUP) [UZ, 2009]

BSc (RUP [UZ, 2007]

wtsoriyo@gzu.ac.zw Municipal Infrastructure Financing,

Urban Design

Mr. E. Chifamba MA  (Dvt Studies) [MSU, 2007]

BA Hons. (Hist. & Dvt

Studies) [GZU, 2003]

Postgraduate Dip. (Higher & Tert. Educ) [GZU, 2015]

echifamba@gzu.ac.zw Food security
Mr. A. Mushuku MSc (RUP) [UZ, 2007]

PGD (Project Planning & Mgt) [UZ, 2006]

BA Hons. (Geo) [UZ, 2000]

amushuku@gzu.ac.zw Regional Development
Ms. C. Mutonhodza MSc (Dvt Studies) [WUA, 2013]

BSc Hons.  RUP [UZ, 2008]

cmutonhodza@gzu.ac.zw Transport Planning,

Development Planning,

Disaster Management and Planning