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Name: Simon Vurayai
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About Dr. Simon Vurayai

Dr Simon Vurayai is a senior post doctoral research fellow with Ali Mazrui Centre for Higher Education Studies.He holds Doctor of Education Degree in Socio-Education. Dr Simon Vurayai has over 25 publications to his credit. He is a co-editor of 3 book volumes and a sole author of 1 book that have been published so far. His research interests are sociology of knowledge and the curriculum,higher education, digital sociology, sociology of inequality, and gender studies.


Vurayai, S & Muchuweni, N. (2024). Exploring challenges of continuous assessment learning activities(CALA): the case of a selected primary school in Bindura Urban in Zimbabwe, African Perspectives of Research in Teaching and Learning Journal ,1( 8), 93-105

Vurayai S, (2023). Necropsy of the COVID-19 Pandemic and Poverty Penalty in Rural Education in Southern Africa . African Journal of Development Studies Volume 13(4),pp 249-263 Doi:

Vurayai, S.(2023). Resistance to Online Learning in Zimbabwean Secondary Schools: The Content and Reasons. African Perspectives of Research in Teaching & Learning, 7(2),399-409

Vurayai, S. (2023). Digital Divide and Threats to Heutagogy: A Necropsy of Teaching and Learning in Early Childhood Development in the COVID-19 Pandemic in Zimbabwe. Journal of African films and Diaspora Studies (JAFDIS) (Research on African Films, Diaspora Studies, Performance Arts and Communication Studies),6(3), 27-42.DOI:

Vurayai S, (2023). Gender Asymmetry And Parity Struggle In Higher Education In Africa. Gender & Behaviour, 21 (2), 21776 – 21784.

Vurayai, S.(2023).The effectiveness of parental involvement in supplementary feeding programme at Early Childhood Development (ECD) level in rural Zimbabwe. African Journal of Development Studies. Volume 13, Number 2, pp 115-134 3649/2023/v13n2a6

Vurayai, S. (2023). From Academic Coconuts to Knowledge Custodians. Unyoking African University Knowledge, 97–119.

Vurayai, S. (2023). Knowledge Democracy and Feminist Epistemic Struggle in African Universities. Decolonising African University Knowledges, Volume 1, 84–102.

Ndofirepi, A. P., Vurayai, S., & Erima, G. (2023). Commodification of Knowledge in the African University. Decolonising African University Knowledges, Volume 2, 70–83.