Research and Publications

Research and Publications in 2016

Publications
  1. Alphonce Shiri, Silvanos Chirume & Hudson Mabika (2016), A Statistical Analysis of Cost and Yield Optimisation: A Comparison between Indigenous Technical Knowledge Systems and Scientifically Tested Systems used by Crop farmers in Gweru East, Zimbabwe, IJRDO- Journal of Agriculture and Research, Volume 2, Issue 8, August 2016, ISSN: 2455-7668, pp 29-43

  2. M. Matobobo, M. Kurebwa, N. Wadesango and V. Wadesango (2016) Parental Involvement in the Schools’ Financial Management:   Issues and Challenges International Journal of Social Sciences’ Soc Sci, 47(1):15-21.

  3. M. Matobobo, M. Kurebwa, N. Wadesango and V. Wadesango(2016) An Investigation into the Extent of Parental Involvement in the Schools’ Financial Management International Journal of Social Sciences. J Soc Sci, 47(1):15-21.

  4.  Mangizvo, R.V. (2017), The Traditional Cooking Fuel: A Centrepiece in the Preservation of Cultural Values in Chiwundura Communal Area, Zimbabwe., Handbook of Research on Social, Cultural, and Educational Considerations of Indigenous Knowledge in Developing Countries by P.Ngulube, IGI Global, Hershay.

  5. Mangizvo, R.V., Mupfururi, E. and Mushaka, C. (2016), “Vulnerability and resilience in the face of water shortages: the case of Mkoba 19 in Gweru city, Zimbabwe”, International Journal of Development and Sustainability, Vol. 5 No. 1, pp. 27-43.

  6.  Maponga S and Kurebwa M (2016) Cultural Aspects and Social Attitudes Towards Woman. Scholars Academic of Economics, Business Management (SJEM) ISSSN 2348-5202 Online, 2348-8875

  7. Mugadza, B. and Mangizvo, R.V. (2016), At the Crossroads: The Impacts of Power Cuts in MKOBA, GWERU, Zimbabwe, International Journal of Engineering and Management Research, 6(3), 235-240 [ISSN (Online): 2250-0758, ISSN (Print): 2394-6962]

  8. N. Wadesango, M. Kurebwa and B. Wedhe(2016) The Effects of Motivation on Pass Rate of StudentsInternational Journal of Social Sciences. Sci,13(2): 159-171

  9. ProfMercy Kurebwa and  Dr Wonderful Dzimiri(2016) Perceptions of Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) Student Teachers on the Teaching Profession: Evidence from Two Universities (Accepted for publication - IJIMRA May ,2016)

  10. Saiden Thondhlana & Silvanos Chirume (2016),Towards enhancing research productivity and collaboration in Open and Distance Learning (ODL) institutions: The Case of the Zimbabwe Open University.  International Open and Distance Learning Journal, Volume 3, Issue 1, January 2016, ISBN: 9780797464438, pp 56-71,

  11. Silvanos Chirume (2016), Mathematical Modelling of Tap Water Leakages in Gweru’s Mkoba 7 High Density Households: Implications on Monetary Loss and Environmental Impact?, International Journal of Scientific Engineering and Applied Science (IJSEAS), Volume 2, Issue 1, January 2016, ISSN: 2395-3470, pp 130-141,

  12. TD Mushoriwa,V.T, V.T. Mlangeni & M .Kurebwa (2016), Assessing Attitudes of Primary School Teachers Towards Free Primary Education in Swaziland. The case of Shiselweni Region, Journal Indonesia untuk Kajian PendidikanI 1(2) September 2016 ISSN: 25273868 (Print)2563457Xonline)&http://ejaunal.upi.edu?index.php/mimbardik.

  13. Wadesango N, Hove J, Kurebwa M (2016) Effects of a large Class Size on Effective Curriculum Implementation.International Journal of Educational Sciences.ISSN 0975-1122,Int J Edu SCI,12(2):173-183(2016)

  14. Panganai1 Tsitsi &Shumba Precious (2016). The African Pitocin - a midwife’s dilemma: the perception of women on the use of herbs in pregnancy and labour in Zimbabwe, Gweru. Pan African Medical Journal; 25:9 ISSN: 1937- 8688

  15. Panganai Tsitsi (2016). Perceptions of midwives working in urban health care centres on the use of herbs in labour; a case of Gweru. Scholars Journal of Applied Medical Sciences (SJAMS)4 (1B):137-142 ISSN 2320-6691
  16. Dewa, D. & Muchemwa, T. (2014). The Voter Education “Ghost” in Zimbabwean Harmonised Elections of 2008 and 2013: What can be done? Case of Midlands.Gweru District International Journal of Research in Humanities and Social Sciences Volume 1, Issue 1,PP 44-55

  17. Dewa, D., Dziva, C. and Mukwashi, K. (2014). Exploring Local Governance Challenges in Zimbabwe under the Government of National Unity era and beyond. International  Journal of political science and development Volume 2(8)p 188-196, ISSN 2360-784X

  18. Dewa, D. & Chemhuru, N. (2014). The upsurge of men and women trading sex along the streets of Gweru Zimbabwe. Unpacking the dynamics and dimensions 2013-2014.

  19. Dr Mercy Kurebwa, Mr Nevias Majaya & Mr Richard Nyika (2014) Primary school teacher perceptions on challenges of implementing inclusive education programme. A case of Gweru Urban.Scholars Academic Journal of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, 2(6a):895-899, ISSN2347-5374(Online)ISSN 2347-9493( Print)

  20. Dr Kurebwa Mercy (2014) Weekend School Face -to- Face Tutorials Apathy in ODL: A Case of ZOU Midlands Region: Zimbabwe.Academic Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, (AJIS) Volume 3, No 6, p313, ISSN2281-4612(Online)2281-3993 (Print)

  21. Dr Kurebwa Mercy (2014) Formative Assessment a Mirage in the Zimbabwean schools .A Case of Gweru District Schools.International Journal of Research in Social Sciences. ( IJRSS) Volume 4, Issue 4, 688-700,  ISSN2249-2496 (Online)

  22. Dr Kurebwa Mercy & Muvandi Hatidani(2014) Feasibility of the Rational Decision-Making Model in solving problems in Local Authorities: A case study of domestic waste management in Gweru City.Scholars Academic Journal of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, 2(5B):662-669 ISSN2347-5374 (Online) 2347-9493 (Print).

  23. Panganai Tsitsi & Dr. Kurebwa Mercy (2014).The perceptions of Men on Sexual Violence inGweru Urban: Zimbabwe.International Journal of Advanced Research, Volume 2, Issue 9, 653-662, ISSN 2320-5407 (Online)

  24. Panganai Tsitsi & Dr. Kurebwa Mercy (2014) Choice to Remain Healthy: An Analysis of Diet and Nutrition of People Living with HIV/AIDS in Gweru Urban. Scholars Academic Journal of Biosciences (SAJB) 2(7): 410-418, ISSN2321-6883 (Online)2347-9515(Print)

  25. Dr Kurebwa Mercy & Ngara Rosemary (2014) Essay Item Construction In ODL: Challenges and Future Direction. International Journal of Research in Social Sciences. ( IJRSS) Volume 4, Issue 3, 120-131,ISSN2249-2496 (Online)

  26. Dr Kurebwa Mercy, J.P. Matyatini & N. Wadesango (2014)An Analysis of Pastoral Counselling Practices for Married Persons among Selected Christian Churches in Gweru Urban.Studies of Tribes, 12(1): 43-52, ISSN 0972-0639X (Online)

  27. Dr Kurebwa Mercy (2014)Student dropout a cause for concern in ODL:A case of ZOU Midlands Region 2007-2013.International Journal of Advanced Research, Volume 2, Issue 6, 1115-1121, ISSN2320-5407 (Online)

  28. Mr. Muvandi Hatidani & Dr Kurebwa Mercy(2014) An Analysis of Procedures Followed by Secondary Schools in Allocating Vocational and Technical subjects to Forms 1 and 2.Journal of International Academic Research for Multidisciplinary, Volume 2, Issue 4, 488-505, ISSN2320-5083 (Online)

  29. Nyika Richard & Dr.Kurebwa Mercy (2014) Strategies Employed by Primary School Teachers in Sadza Cluster in Managing Truancy.Greener Journal of Educational Research, ICV2012:6.05 Vol.4 (3),pp 063-070, ISSN:2276-7789 ISSN2276-7789 (Online)

  30. Dr Kurebwa Mercy & Professor Mushoriwa Taruvinga Dambson(2014) Extra-lessons Is there a conflict of interest? The case of Gweru Urban Schools. International Journal of Advanced Research. Volume 2, Issue 4, 649-655 ISSN2320-5407 (Online)

  31. Wadesango, N., Kurebwa, M. &Nyoni, T.(2014) The Perceptions of Teachers towards the Effectiveness of Class-based Mentors in the Mentoring of Student Teachers on Teaching Practice. International Journal of  Educational Sciences, 6(2): 167-175, ISSN0975-1122 (Online)

  32. Kurebwa, M., Wadesango, N. &Dick, M.(2014) Heads and Teachers as Implementers of the Curriculum in Schools.The Anthropologist, International Journal of Contemporary and Applied Studies of Man. 17(2): 455-464, ISSN0972-0073 (Online)

  33. Kurebwa, M. &Wadesango, N. (2014) Effects of Pre-schools on Performance of Grade 1 Pupils: A Case Study of Gweru Urban Primary schools in Zimbabwe. Journal of Social Sciences: Interdisciplinary Reflection of Contemporary Society, 38(2)167-173, ISSN0971-8923 (Online)

  34. Jaravaza, D. C., Maluleke, N. & Magonde, S. (2014) The Impact of Advertising of Brand Equity, Natriplus Beverage, on the Performance of the Manufacturing Company.Journal of Management Sciences and Business Research 2014 Vol 3, Issue 8 ISSN 2226-8235

  35. Nhamo, E. & Magonde, S. (2014) The Founding Principles of Sport for Development Programmes in Zimbabwe and Challenges impeding effective Programme Implementation. International Journal of Science Research Vol 1, Issue 5

  36. agonde, S. (2014) Challenges faced by the Zimbabwe Football Association on Security Corporate Sponsorship.International Journal of Science Research Vol 3, Issue 2, ISSN 2319-7064

  37. Mangizvo, R.V. (2014)The Environmental Health Implications of the use and Disposal of disposable child diapers in Senga/Nehosho suburb in Gweru City, Zimbabwe. Global Journal of Biology, Agriculture and health Sciences, 3(2):122-127,ISSN 2319-5584

  38. Mangizvo, R.V. (2014) The Significance of Culture as a Household Energy Determinant: The Case of Chiwundura Communal Area, Zimbabwe. Journal of Human Ecology, 46(3), 343-349, ISSN: 0970-9274.

  39. Ngara, R., Rutsate, J. & Mangizvo, R.V. (2014) Shangwe Indigenous Knowledge Systems: An Ethnometrological and Ethnomusicological explication. International Journal of Asian Social Science, 4(1), 81-88,ISSN: Online: 2224-4441; Print: 2226-5139.

  40. Makwanya P., Moyo W. & Nyenya T. (2014) Perceptions of Stakeholders Towards the Use of Corporal Punishment in Zimbabwean Schools: A Case Study of Bulawayo.International Journal of Asian Social Sciences : Volume 2, No. 8,pp 1231-1239

  41. Makwanya P. &Dick M. (2014) “Nurturing Collaborative E-Learning, through the Integration of Social Media. ICTs and Multimedia Communication in ODL or the Small Scale Miners and New Farmers through the Zimbabwe Open University’s Centre for Professional Development”. Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences Vol. 19(7), pp181-186.E-ISSN:2279-0837; p-ISSN: 2279-0845

  42. Makwanya, P. & Dick, M. (2014 )“An analysis of Children’s Poems in Environment and Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation: A Participatory Approach, Catching Them Young”The International Journal of Engineering and Science Vol. 3 (7, pp10-15). ISSN (e): 2319-1813;ISSN (p): 2319-1805

  43. Chirume, S. (2014) Teachers’ Perceptions on the Relationship between Mathematics and Music in Gweru Urban Schools and one Teachers’ College. Greener Journal of Educational Research Vol 4 (i), ISSN: 2276-7789

  44. Chirume, S. & Chikasha A. S. (Dr) (2014) A Critical Analysis of the Factors Affecting Achievement in Secondary School Mathematics in Zimbabwe. A Case Study of Gweru District.Merit Research Journal of Education Vol 2(9), September 2014.ISSN: 2350-2282

  45. Magwa, S. & Ngara, R. (2014) Learner Indiscipline in Schools. Review of Arts and Humanities, 3(2) pp 79-88.ISSN 2334-2935

  46. Nyamande, W. S., Chemhuru, N., Mahlatini, J. P, & Gudyanga, E. (2014) Conduct Disorder: Assessment and Prescriptive Treatment. A Case of Zimbabwe. International Journal Advances in Social Science and Humanities, Vol.2,  Issue 6, 12-16.ISSN: 2347-7474

Presentations

Conferences
  1. Kurebwa M., Concerns Raised by University-based Supervisors of Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) Students on Teaching Practice, 28-29 JULY, 20i6,ZOU , ICTDODL,  Rainbow Towers; Harare, Zimbabwe
  2. Kurebwa M., Essay Marking Challenges with Special Reference to Zimbabwean Secondary Schools in Gweru District. Association for Educational Assessment in Africa (AEAA) 25-29 JULY 2016, Elephant Hills, Victoria Falls
  3. Kurebwa M., Perceptions of Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) Student Teachers on the Teaching Profession: Evidence from Two Universities.16-17 March 2016, ICTDODL Conference, Rainbow Towers; Harare, Zimbabwe.
  4. Kurebwa M., Research Output Crisis in State Universities in the Age of Open and Distance learning (ODL) 16-17 March 2016, IRC  Conference, Rainbow Towers; Harare, Zimbabwe.
  5. Mangizvo, R.V., Micro-Teaching and the Preparation of Teachers in Open and Distance Education in Zimbabwe Open University: The Case of the Midlands Region, At the International Conference on Teacher Development through Open and Distance Learning at Rainbow Towers; Harare Zimbabwe on  March 16-17, 2016.
  6. Mangizvo, R.V., Value Addition: A Critical Component in Solid Waste Management in Urban Areas of Zimbabwe. At the Zimbabwe Open University International Conference on “Intellectual Output for Innovation and Enhancement of Socio-Economic Transformation” at the Rainbow Towers Hotel in Harare, Zimbabwe 28-29 July 2016.
  7. Makwanya, P.,Presented a research paper at the Vice Chancellor’s Research Day in Masvingo 2016. The paper’s title is, “Facilitating a functional hybridity of My-Vista with related Techno-Savvy footprints: A holistic Approach.”

Local Presentations

  1. Kurebwa M., How to respond to call for Conference papers & How to write a conference abstracts. Teacher Education Research Conference (TERC) Reviewers and Training Workshop, Mkoba Teachers College, Gweru.25-26 February, 2016.
  2. Kurebwa M., Abstracts and Structure of a Research Paper & Ethics in Writing Research Papers. ZOU Knowledge Platform Workshop.16 Victory Road, Gweru East.3 March, 2016.
  3. Mangizvo R.V., Proposals to ban baby disposal diapers in Zimbabwe: A response. Vice Chancellor’s Research Conference at the Masvingo Regional Campus, Zimbabwe, 2 June 2016.
  4. Mangizvo, R.V., How to Identify a Research Problem At the Knowledge Platform Research Workshop (Research Without Tears). At ZOU Midlands Regional Offices on 5 March 2016.
  5. Makwanya, P.,Presented a paper on The Politics of Climate change issues,consortium of Civic organisations in Harare, Borrowdale in October 2016.
  6. Makwanya, P.,Facilitated a workshop for the Political leadership of Zimbabwe on Climate change adaptation and mitigation in Zimbabwe.
  7. Makwanya, P.,Wrote a Cutting-edge paper for the Zimbabwe Open University, titled, “Universities and Climate change: A Stemitised Approach, in October 2016.”
  8. Makwanya, P.,Participated in the Formulation of Zimbabwe’s National Climate change Policy document 2016, representing the Media fraternity, with the Ministry of Climate change, Water and Environment, National High Performance Committee.
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