Saturday, September 18, 2021

RCU VC Maravanyika adds another feather to his cap

Prof Maravanyika

Staff Reporter
MASVINGO– Reformed Church University (RCU) vice chancellor Professor
Obert Maravanyika has added another feather to his cap following his
appointment as a new fellow of the Zimbabwe Academy of Sciences (ZAS) recently.
Maravanyika was appointed alongside National
University of Science and Technology (Nust) vice chancellor Professor Mqhele Dlodlo,
University of Zimbabwe’s (UZ) vice chancellor Professor Paul Mapfumo, Bindura University
of Science Education (Buse) pro-vice chancellor Professor Wilson Parawira, Dean
of Science Maud Mucheweti of UZ, Lupane State University (LSU) vice chancellor
Professor Pardon Kuipa and vice chancellor for Midlands State University (MSU)
Professor Victor Muzvindizwa.
Maravanyika was appointed in special
recognition to the work he is doing in the social sciences and education.
On his part he said he was happy with the
recognition saying it was an honour to be recognised for the hard work he has
done towards the improvement of education in Zimbabwe.
“I am happy with the appointment, this shows
that we are doing good work that people appreciate. I am happy to be among the
top scholars in the country,” said Prof Maravanyika
He said he started his work in the social
sciences and humanities in the 1980’s soon after independence.
To be a fellow with ZAS one has to be among the
top scholars in the country.
He is the only professor to have led two
universities namely Masvingo State University now Great Zimbabwe University and
now running the RCU as vice chancellor.
Maravanyika wrote a number of publications in
his area and has wrote a paper on the education policy in Zimbabwe which is now
a reference document.
He also led the project that led to the
formation of the Better Schools Programme in Zimbabwe (BSPZ) which most
districts have a centre of and Maravanyika said it was one of his major
contributions in education in Zimbabwe that led to his recognition.

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