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Faculty of Education

Dean of Education

Dr Oswell Hapanyengwi      

DPhil (UZ), M.A (UZ), B.A (Hons), UZ, Grad CE, (UZ), SNE (UNISE), SNE (Oslo)



Dean’s Welcome Message

Welcome to the Faculty OF Education at the University of Zimbabwe.  Established in 1955, the Faculty of Education at the University of Zimbabwe is the largest Faculty of Education in Zimbabwe.  It has produced thousands of graduates who all in their own way contributed to the high quality education for which the University of Zimbabwe has a long standing reputation.  The Faculty of Education aspires to be the leading faculty of education in the world.  The Faculty of Education prides itself for being able to produce the highest calibre of educators both at the main campus and through its associate colleges who are sought after in the region, continent and abroad.  The Faculty of Education has a crop of highly productive academics whose publications span the spectrum of refereed educational journals all over the world.  The requirement to publish ensures that the Faculty is manned by research-informed practitioners whose teaching remain relevant to the needs of the learners, country, the region and beyond as we work closely with other researchers and policy makers


To serve as the leading Faculty of Education in the production of quality educators, trainers and professionals, nationally, regionally and internationally


To be the premier source in preparing and producing excellent, knowledgeable, skilful, critical, creative and courageous educators; to champion, through our teaching, research and service just, equitable opportunities and outcomes for all individuals whose products make a meaningful contribution to the sustainable development of Zimbabwe and other countries in and through education. This is achieved by guaranteeing good quality control measures thereby maintaining excellence in teaching and research, applying modern teaching theories, methodologies and technology resulting in quality training and professional certification.

In the line with the above vision and mission the Faculty of Education continues to lead in collaborating with other higher education institutions, especially associate colleges and schools in creating educationally transformative environments that have huge impacts locally and internationally.  In this endeavour the Faculty will seek evidence based educational change for the betterment of Zimbabwe.  Consequently, the Faculty of Education is constantly reflecting on practice leading to constant curricular review geared to meet new challenges arising from the changing times