Acting Dean of Agriculture
Professor N. Ngongoni
Ph.D. – Agric and Nutritional Bio Chemistry (Aberd. UK)
The Faculty of Agriculture was established in June 2014 in recognition of the significance of Agriculture to the national economy and food security and nutrition under ZIMASSET and the increasing need by many would be farmers to acquire sustainable Agriculture knowledge. Zimbabwe’s economy is agro-based with over 20 % of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) coming from Agriculture. The heavy reliance of the Zimbabwean economy on agriculture and natural resources makes Agriculture an important discipline for sustainable development.
Graduates from the Faculty are employed in international and local research and development organisations, private sector (co-operatives, consultancy firms and agribusiness), higher and tertiary education institutions, public sector and community based organizations. Graduates are also equipped with entrepreneurial skills that enable them to manage their own businesses.
The Faculty is housed at 45 Samora Machel, 10th Floor Century Towers.
To become a world class contributor to food security and knowledge to farmers and Government institutions.
To contribute to sustainable development through excellence in teaching and learning, and development-oriented research and extension in Agriculture.
Faculty Core Values
The faculty embraces the ZOU core values. As a Faculty, our values are;
Recognizing strength in team work
Encouraging practicality and research in Agriculture
Valuing quality and delighting our stakeholders in our service delivery
Respect and professionalism
Valuing transparency, integrity and professional ethics in its activities
Exploiting the strength in research and development
Studying with the Faculty
The general entry requirement is that a candidate must have a minimum of 5 'O' level passes including English Language, Mathematics and one Science subject at Grade C or better, plus Diploma or Certificate in Agriculture from a recognized institution.
Special Entry Requirement
For candidates who want to enrol in the Faculty of Agriculture programmes but have no Mathematics at 'O' level, there is a special entry provision for those who have, instead, a student who has Diploma or Certificate in Agriculture from a recognized institution but without Mathematics may enroll for Degree programme provided has the requisite experience.
Programme Delivery Strategies
Since our programmes are through ODL route, the delivery is through modules, vacation school, weekend tutorials, DVDs and other strategies.
We all go out to review our ongoing programmes and to generate new user-driven programmes in a bid to satisfy our valued clientele.