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Robert Mugabe School of Education and Culture


Jairosi Jiri Centre For Special Needs Education


About the Department

The Jairos Jiri Centre for Special Needs Education focuses on developing teachers for pupils with disabilities and other special educational needs. The Centre also provides support services for Great Zimbabwe University students with special educational needs. It is an arm of the Robert Mugabe School of Education and Culture. The Centre derives its operation from the Zimbabwean legend Jairos Jiri who was the first Black person to establish support services and special schools in Zimbabwe.


Department Staff

Ms .K.  Mudita

MSc Special Needs Education [ZOU, 2012],

B.A (EC) [ ZOU, 2009),

B.Ed. Special Needs Education [MASU, 2006],

C.E [UZ, 1990].

Research Interests:

Inclusive Education, Health related, Physical and motor disabilities









Prof  R, Chireshe

D.Ed (Psychology of Education) [UNISA, 2007]

MSc (Psychology of Education) [UZ]

B.SC Honours (Psychology of Education) [UZ].

Registered Education (AHPCZ)




Inclusive education

Guidance and counselling

Assessment in inclusive education

Prof Majoko. T.

Doctor of Education in Inclusive Education (UNISA, 2013), M.Ed. Curriculum policy, development and Management (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, 2007),  B.Ed. Special Needs Education [MASU, 2005],  Bachelor of Technology Education Management (Technikon Pretoria, 1999), Diploma in Education (UZ, 1996).


Inclusive Education

Disability issues, vulnerability & community problems

Dr. P. Mahanya

PhD. Special Needs Education [ZOU, 2016], M.SC Special Education [ZOU, 2009],  B.Ed. Special Needs Education [GZU, 2009],  Diploma in Special Needs Education (UC.E, 2005), Diploma in Education [Morgenster Teachers ‘College, 1998]


Inclusive Education

Visual Impairment

Multiple disabilities

Mrs P. Mutumburanzou

M.Ed. Special Needs Education] [GZU, 2012], B.Ed. Special Needs Education [UZ,2003],

B. Tech [Techincon, Pretoria], Certificate  in Education  [UCE, 1986],  T3 Infant [Umtali Teachers’ College, 1976]


Inclusive Education

Hearing Impairment

Intellectual disabilities

Mr. A. F. Manyowa

M.Ed. Special Needs Education [University of Manchester, 1990], 

DASE [Manchester, 1989]

T3 [St Pauls Musami, 1976].


Community based Rehabilitation

Gifted, talented & creative education

Mrs P. Muvirimi

M.Phil Special Needs Education [Oslo, 2002]

B.Ed. Special Needs Education [UZ, 1997], Certificate in Special Education [UCE, 1989], C. E. (Mkoba, 1983)


Inclusive Education

Hearing Impairment

Ms K. Mudita

M. SC Special needs Education [ZOU, 2012], B.A Arts (ECS, [ZOU, 2009), B.Ed. Special Needs Education [MASU, 2006], C.E [UZ, 1990).


Inclusive  Education

Health related, Physical & motor disabilities

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