UZ Academics Challenged to Lead the Country’s Research Efforts

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UZ Academics Challenged to Lead the Country’s Research Efforts

A world class university is one that society admires and emulates. It must take a leadership role and be a point of reference for the nation. This is the mandate that society thrusts upon the University of Zimbabwe as the nation’s founding university. It is incumbent upon us as the oldest and premier institution of higher learning in the country to set the pace in scientific advancement, knowledge creation and generation, and dissemination of information in order to provide solutions to challenges that face our communities.A world class university is one that society admires and emulates. It must take a leadership role and be a point of reference for the nation. This is the mandate that society thrusts upon the University of Zimbabwe as the nation’s founding university. It is incumbent upon us as the oldest and premier institution of higher learning in the country to set the pace in scientific advancement, knowledge creation and generation, and dissemination of information in order to provide solutions to challenges that face our communities.

UZ Vice Chancellor Prof. L.M  Nyagura delivering  welcome remarks

This was said by the Vice Chancellor of the University of Zimbabwe Professor Levi Nyagura when he launched a record 20 books published in 2017 by University of Zimbabwe academics. Held on Thursday, 15 February 2018 at the University of Zimbabwe, the ceremony to launch the books was attended by high ranking officials from the public and private sectors, among them, the Governor of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe, Dr John Mangudya.

Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Governor, Dr J. Mangudya  addressing the audience.

The books that the University proudly launched are:

  1. A History of the Munyikwa People of Gutu District, Zimbabwe, v1700c. 1800 by M. Ndakaripa;
  2. An overview of the Tourism and hospitality Industry in Zimbabwe and the World, by G. Ndoda;
  3. Cost and Management Accounting by J.T. Chikondo;
  4. Developing, Implementing and Evaluating Guidance and Counselling programmes in Zimbabwe Secondary Schools by R. Chireshe and J. Mapfumo;
  5. Essentials of Engineering Drawing by L. Vassileva;
  6. Evolving Issues in Public Administration and Governance in Zimbabwe by G. Zhou and a. Nhema;
  7. Four Decades of Public Management reforms in Zimbabwe by G. Zhou;
  8. Fundamentals of Educational Psychology by F. Zindi;
  9. African Fables: A Story Book for Children Aged 6-13 by F. Zindi;
  10. Managing Diabetes by G. Mushonga;
  11. Postgraduate Guide on Thesis Writing and Supervision by Z. Makwavarara;
  12. The Complete Auto CAD Navigator for Spatial Planners by D.D. Mhlanga;
  13. The Imapct of Dollarisation on Zimbabwe by A. Makochekanwa and C. Manyeruke;
  14. The Time Value of Money by G. Muponda;
  15. Transformative Essence of Japan Official Development Assistance Policy by G. Chikowore;
  16. You Really Can Do Statistics!: A Series of Short Exercises by S. Kageler;
  17. Zimbabwe Agenda for Sustainable Socio-Economic Transformation: Critical Perspectives and Debates in Public Policy by I. Chirisa;
  18. Zimbabwe: the Search for sustainable Development Paradigms by A. Nhema
  19. Zimbabwe Naming Practices: Sociolinguistic Approach by P. Mashiri, E. Chabata and Z. Mamvura.   

 

Part of the audience at the book launch

UZ Vice Chancellor Prof. L.M  Nyagura handing over part of the books to the UZ librarian, Mrs A Chikonzo

UZ Vice Chancellor Prof. L.M  Nyagura handing over some of the books to Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Governor, Dr J. Mangudya.

 

                                                                   Some of the launched  books