On behalf of Marondera University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology Vice Chancellor, Professor Justice Nyamangara, management, staff and students, we welcome Mr Gideon Mazuruse to the Marondera University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology. He joined MUAST’s Teaching and Learning Institute as a lecturer of Statistics and Pure Mathematics on the 1st of June 2020. Mr Mazuruse is a holder of a Master’s Degreee in Statics and Operations Research from the National University of Science and Technology which he acquired in 2016. He is also a holder of Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science from Great Zimbabwe University which he attained in 2010, a Special Honours Degree in Statistics and Research Operations from the GZU obtained in 2012.
Tanyaradzwa is a holder of a PhD in Agricultural Economics from Fort Hare University where she graduated in 2019. Her PhD focused on the impact of adoption of drought tolerant maize varieties on maize productivity in Chikwawa, Salima and Karonga districts, Malawi. Doctor Tanyaradzwa Rukasha also graduated with her Master of Science in Agricultural Economics from the University of Fort Hare in 2015. Tanya is also a holder of a BSc in Agricultural Economics and Extension in 2013 from the University of Fort Hare.Her work experience in Agricultural economics started in 2014 when she worked as an intern for the EGSP project at CIMMYT. She then worked in the Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa Project under CIMMYT from 2015 – 2017. She also possesses lecturing experience she obtained from University of Fort Hare where she worked as a Teaching Assistant. Dr Rukasha has research interests in climate smart agriculture, post harvest technology for developing countries, technology adoption and diffusion. We wish her well as she joins the MUAST family.
The Marondera University of Agricultural Science and Technology is pleased to welcome Dr Praxedis Dube to the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Technology. Doctor Dube joined the Marondera University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology on the 1st of June 2020. Growing up in a typical rural background of Mberengwa, Doctor Praxedis Dube’s profile chronicles a life of a committed academic who rose to greater heights from humble beginnings. Her academic career began in 2006 when she graduated with a Bachelor of Agriculture specialising in Horticulture from the Women’s University in Africa. In search of academic excellence in Horticulture, she enrolled for her Masters in Plant Sciences specialising in Greenhouse Horticulture with the Wageningen University in the Netherlands. She graduated with a Masters in 2010. She then went on to obtain a Doctorate from the same institution in 2018. Her PhD specialised on traditional vegetables, agronomic and markets studies.
The Vice Chancellor Professor Justice Nyamangara invites the University Community to join him in welcoming the newly appointed appointed Senior Assistant Bursar – Finance and Investments, Ms Evelyn Masungo. Ms Masungo assumed duty on the 1st June 2020. Ms Evelyn Masungo holds a BSc Degree in Management and Entrepreneurial Development Studies (Specialising in Banking and Finance) from Women’s University in Africa which she obtained in 2007 and a Master of Commerce in Banking and Finance from Midlands State University which she obtained in 2017 exactly ten years after attaining her first degree.
Welcome the new Dean of Students, Ms Thandiwe Chivasa
The Vice Chancellor, Professor Justice Nyamangara invites the University community to join him in welcoming the newly appointed Dean of Students Ms Thandiwe Chivasa. The Dean of Students assumed duty on the 1st of February 2020. Ms Thandiwe Chivasa holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from UZ (1999) and a Masters in Student Affairs from Midlands State University (2015). She is also a holder of a Certificate in Education (UZ) and Certificate in Counselling (CONNECT). She was also trained on HIV/AIDS management from Deseret and attended several courses on student counselling and student reproductive health rights by SAYWHAT.
APPLICATIONS FOR TAUGHT MASTERS DEGREE PROGRAMMES ON OFFER FOR THE MARCH 2020 INTAKE
MUAST is a modern and unique institution of higher learning whose vision is to be a leading centre of excellence in Agricultural Sciences and Technology Innovation in Southern Africa and beyond. Its mission is to provide high quality hands-on training programmes through cutting-edge innovative teaching, learning, research and community service. Applications are invited for candidates who meet the minimum requirements for entry into the University’s taught Masters degree programmes on offer for the March 2020 intake. Apply now and enroll at MUAST with exciting and life-enriching degree programmes aimed at enhancing the realization of your career dreams.
PROCUREMENT AND TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT
Class One Driver
The University is seeking a mature, experienced and suitably qualified person to fill the post of Class One Driver that has arisen in the University.
Qualifications and Experience
Applicants must possess five (5) Ordinary Level passes including English Language; a valid Class One (1) Driver’s Licence and a valid Defensive Driving Certificate. Applicants should have at least ten (10) years’ related work experience, five (5) of which should be Class One (1) Driver level..
MUAST AND KUSHPIK SIGN AN MOU TO ENHANCE COLLABORATIONS
ON Tuesday the 19th of November 2019, the Marondera University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (MUAST) signed an Associate Status Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Kushinga Phikelela Polytechnic (KushPhik). The Five year MoU will facilitate the administration of University approved courses and University conferred degree programmes of study in the Faculty of Agribusiness and Entrepreneurship to be offered at the Polytechnic.
EXAMS ARE HERE!
THE month of November marks the edge of the semester as both lecturers and students prepare for exams. Lecturers play a huge role in students’ performance during exams. Students want to meet, and often exceed expectations that are set by their lecturers and to satisfy parents. However, lecturers and parents need to be watchful about how they convey these expectations so as to not be unduly pressurizing, thus becoming an added source of stress for the student. Being mindful about a few things when your students are preparing for exams may be helpful at every stage.
Vice Chancellor Tours University Projects
The Marondera University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (MUAST) Vice Chancellor, Professor Justice Nyamangara toured University projects on Wednesday, the 16th of October 2019. This is a routine monitoring and evaluation exercise that the Vice Chanellor does for assessing University projects. In an effort to ensure that targets are met, Professor Nyamangara toured projects at both Cloverhill and Dozmerry Campuses.