Mercy Kurebwa

Zimbabwe Open University

Dr. Kurebwa Mercy is a Professor of Education in the Department of Educational Studies, Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU), where she obtained a Ph.D. in Education. She also holds an M.Ed. in Educational Administration, Planning and Policy Studies and a B.Ed. in Educational Administration, Planning and Policy Studies from the University of Zimbabwe. She also has a Certificate in Education from the Ministry of Education. Dr. Mercy taught at the primary level for sixteen years and was a lecturer and program coordinator for fifteen years in the Faculty of Education at ZOU. She also served as an acting registrar for the then Great Zimbabwe University and head of the Personnel Department at the then Masvingo State University from 2003 to 2005. Dr. Mercy has externally and internally examined thesis documents in the Departments of Education at ZOU, University Forthare, University of Venda, University of Limpopo, and University of South Africa (UNISA). She has also assessed research proposals for the National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa. Currently, she is supervising several Ph.D. candidates who are at different stages of their studies. She is also a research associate with the University of South Africa and part of the editorial team for the African Perspectives of Research in Teaching and Learning (University of Limpopo). Dr. Mercy has published fifty-four papers in refereed journals. Her research interests include open distance and e-learning, assessment in education, and school and social issues, with a strong passion for assessment. She also has presented more than ten papers at local, regional, and international conferences.