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  • Madzimbamuto, F.D.; Chiware, R. (Central African Journal of Medicine (CAJM), University of Zimbabwe, 2001-09)
    The critical incident system is now well established as a concept and activity of a quality programme in anaesthesia. Most publications are from well resourced countries with little contribution from developing countries. ...
  • Gambara, Cuthbert .Z. (INSTITUTE OF MINING RESEARCH (IMR) : (UNIVERSITY OF ZIMBABWE ), 2007-07)
    The Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation (ZMDC) was mandated by Government to conduct exploration and subsequent exploitation of the diamond resource in Marange District. In compliance with the Environmental Management ...
  • Grohs, Florian (Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension (AEE); University of Zimbabwe, 1991-08)
    Soil erosion is an increasingly important problem in Zimbabwe. Whitlow (1988) states that 4.7% of the country or 1.8 mio hectares of land are actually eroded, the bulk (1.5 mio hectares) located in the Communal Lands. ...
  • Kasanda, Choshi D. (Human Resources Research Centre (HRRC); University of Zimbabwe, 1993-07)
    This study was an attempt to identify factors hindering the carrying out of educational research in Zambia. Further, it sought to provide solutions to the identified problems. Seven of the 18 respondents returned completed ...
  • Koko, Maureen (Human Resources Research Centre (HRRC); University of Zimbabwe, 1998-07)
    This paper presents the results of a study designed to investigate the ratings of supervisors and subordinates on the role performance of heads of departments in Nigerian universities. The results indicate that the ...
  • Kreutzer, Natalie (Department of Teacher Education (DTE), University of Zimbabwe, 1994-03)
    This article is an articulation of the rationale employed in designing the regulations for the Bachelor of Education in Teacher Education, Practical Subjects: Music Option. The degree is on offer for the first time at the ...
  • Prescott, J.R.V (Geographical Association of Zimbabwe (GAZ) ( formerly Geographical Association of Rhodesia.) (GAR)), 1977-12)
    When the Community Party came to power in 1949 there were two main groups in the Chinese agricultural system. The landlords and rich peasants, who formed about 10 per cent of the population owned or controlled about 70 per ...
  • Gelfand, Michael (Central African Journal of Medicine (CAJM), University of Zimbabwe (formerly University College of Rhodesia), 1971-11)
    The implications of witchcraft beliefs on medical practice are widespread among the Shona-speaking people — indeed, as they are tin any other part of Central Africa. Once a people accept a belief in the reality of witchcraft, ...
  • Mkandawire, Donton S.J.; Marira, Chipo (Human Resourse Research Centre, (HRRC), University of Zimbabwe, 1993-07)
    The relationship between teacher competence and learner progress has been a subject of lively debate for several decades, particularly in the first world countries. This subject has also attracted widespread attention in ...
  • Mazvimavi, D (Geographical Association of Zimbabwe (GAZ), 1989-12)
    Recent droughts during the early 1980s have led to the belief that rainfall over Southern Africa has changed or follows some form of periodic behavior. Annual rainfall at 20 stations in Zimbabwe covering the period 1891 ...
  • Manokore, Viola.; Reiss, Michael J. (Human Resources Research Centre (HRRC); University of Zimbabwe, 2003-03)
    This preliminary study looks at the understandings, as revealed by their drawings, of some seven-year-olds and 15-year-olds in Zimbabwe of their internal anatomy. A total of 23 seven year-olds and 21 fifteen year-olds ...
  • Myre, Sim (Central African Journal of Medicine (CAJM), University of Zimbabwe (formerly University College of Rhodesia), 1971-03)
    The provision of psychiatric services on a national scale poses many formidable problems for homogenous communities which are traditionally accustomed to adequate and sophisticated medical services. In countries like ...
  • Tevera, D.S. (Geographical Association of Zimbabwe (GAZ), 1986-12)
    The dynamic role which industrialization plays in the growth of a national economy has been widely recognized {Hamilton and Linge, 1981s Wood, 1980; Krumme, 1969). Growth in the industrial sector triggers growth in both ...
  • Mackintosh, Mary; Kendall, A.C. (Central African Journal of Medicine (CAJM), University of Zimbabwe (formerly University College of Rhodesia), 1971-11)
    In African countries tuberculosis remains one of the major health problems. Tuberculin testing is widely used as a screening test for its detection and B.C.G. vaccination is one of the means for its control. The present ...
  • Chavunduka, K.; Moyo, C. (Human Resources Research Centre (HRRC); University of Zimbabwe, 2003-07)
    This paper reports on a research study that investigated the practicality of a chemistry module. Practicality was with respect to two intentions of the module, i.e. to bring about learner centred teaching and learning as ...
  • Whitlow, J..R. (Geographical Association of Zimbabwe (GAZ), 1983-09)
    Steep-sided convex domes or bomhardts are characteristic of about one third of the granitic ‘ landscapes in central and eastern Zimbabwe. These features are associated with batholith intrusions which make up a large portion, ...
  • Zvobgo, R.J. (Department of Teacher Education (DTE), University of Zimbabwe, 2003-11)
    This paper discusses the impact that the Economic Structural Adjustment Programme (ESAP) has had on the education system in Zimbabwe. It contrasts the racially based colonial education system with the democratic one ...
  • Mawera, G. (Central African Journal of Medicine (CAJM), University of Zimbabwe, 2002-07)
    The primary purpose of this study was to carry out a preliminary investigation into the in vitro effects of a herbal remedy code-named CATAR on human cataract lenses.
  • Whittle, H.; Walker, E. (Central African Journal of Medicine (CAJM), University of Zimbabwe (formerly University College of Rhodesia.)., 1968-03)
    There is very little published information about goitre in Southern Rhodesia (Kelly and Sneddon, 1960; Dent and Strover, 1966), and of that available much is not quantitative and impressions rather than figures have been ...
  • Miressa, Amenu (Jimma University, 2014-06)
    Abstract The purpose of this research is to assess to what extent English language teachers practice vocabulary teaching strategies at Kellem Secondary school. The study particularly, tried to find out teachers’ knowledge ...

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