Dr Ruth B.Gora

Dr Ruth B.Gora

Chairperson

Dr Ruth B.Gora

Dr Ruth Babra Gora is the Chairperson of the FAWEZI National Executive Committee. She holds a PhD (Language-in-Education Policy), Master of Education (Language), Bachelor of Education (Language) and Certificate in Education (Secondary). She taught in secondary schools for 14 years, lectured at teachers’ college level for 2 years, and lectured at the University of Zimbabwe (UZ) for the past 17 years. Dr Gora has been Acting Deputy Dean, Chairperson of the Department of Curriculum and Arts Education and Proctor, all at UZ. She participated in the SADC – Internal Quality Assurance 2020/2021 training programme with the University of Potsdam (Germany). From 2016 to 2018, she also participated in and tutored course design and assessment of curriculum-based education in higher and tertiary education in the Tuning Africa II project with Deusto University (Spain). She was also involved in capacity development for Agenda 2030 for universities in Zambia and Zimbabwe, with SWEDESD, as well as the refinement of the Assessment Framework for the competence-based curriculum in Zimbabwe, with the Ministry of Primary and   Secondary Education, both in 2019. Dr Gora has been a visiting lecturer at North East Normal University (China), Stellenbosch University (RSA), Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (RSA), Midlands State University (Zimbabwe) and Africa University (Zimbabwe). Ruth has been a FAWEZI member since 2007 and worked with FAWEZI on a TVET Education, Gender and Climate Change research work in 2015. She has published on curriculum and language issues in education, gender, indigenous knowledge and language rights. Dr Gora believes in equity and equality to enhance girl child opportunities in education.