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Know your authors: Profile of Costain Tandi

28 Jan 2019 at 07:17hrs | Views
Advanced levels students undertaking Humanities subjects usually struggle with identifying authors who contribute to their academic well-being. Fortunately, today I have good news particularly to those students studying History, Sociology and Shona. This is important to know and have in your file for research at advanced level. As some students are reflecting on what they can do after attaining their excellent grades, learning from others can be well enlightening.

Thanks to the New Curriculum, for some voices are now emerging to the readers and worth embracing. Constain Tandi has written 20 articles in internationally refereed journals, author of more than 10 textbooks and his research interests include but not limited to Indigenous Knowledge Systems, Climate Change and Variability, Rural Poverty, Agriculture and Community Development. The profile is being shared at a time when a number of advanced level students received their November 2018 public examinations results under the Zimbabwe School Examination Council (Zimsec).

Costain Tandi is a Graduate teacher for advanced level, History and Sociology as well as Head of Department (Humanities) at Rufaro High School in Chatsworth, Masvingo province in Zimbabwe. Tandi is well decorated academic and educationist with;
 - Masters of Arts Degree in Development Studies from Midlands State University,
 - Bachelor of Arts 4th year Honours (History) - Great Zimbabwe University,
 - Bachelor of Arts General Degree - University of Zimbabwe,
 - Graduate Certificate in Education - Great Zimbabwe University,
 - An Executive Certificate in Project and Program Monitoring and Evaluation - University of Zimbabwe and
 - An Executive Certificate in Project Management from the University of Zimbabwe.

Books written by Tandi include;
Tandi, C & Mawere, M. (2018).People-Centred Public Works Programmes:  A Strategy for Poverty alleviation and rural development in sub-Saharan Africa, Bamenda: Langaa research & publishing.
 Tandi, C. 2018. New Trends in History, Form 1, Harare: Edulight Publishers.
 Tandi, C. 2018. New Trends in History, Form 2, Harare: Edulight Publishers.
Mawere, M, Tandi, C. 2017. Total Sociology Book One, Harare, Priority Projects Publishing.
Mawere, M & Tandi, C. 2017. Total Sociology Book Three, Harare, Priority Projects Publishing.

The above are some of Tandi's works. However, he has also contributed in Guidance and Counselling whilst some of his books are upcoming. Personally, I am inspired by Mr Tandi not only by his academic contributions but also his wealth of experience spanning over a decade as a teacher. It's wise to learn from those who walk the talk.

Brian Maregedze is an author, historian and columnist.
Feedback; bmaregedze@gmail.com



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