Jabulani A Mpofu has dedicated his career to the education sector, having served as a teacher and later head teacher, before joining Zimbabwe’s Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education. His latest role there is as Provincial Education Director – Matabeleland North, in which he is responsible for maintaining and improving teaching standards. Jabulani advises the Secretary at the Ministry on the school curriculum’s relevance in relation to pupils’ learning ability, aptitudes, and needs; coordinates research and evaluation of teaching and learning; and advises the school heads under his jurisdiction. He also helps ensure that schools are supplied with teachers, facilities and financial resources.

Over the course of his career, Jabulani has overseen the opening of new primary and secondary schools, and secured the provision of furniture and textbooks for 40 schools through Rotary Club funding. He has supported improved pass rates at these schools and helped a significant number to achieve ‘school of excellence’ status. Jabulani has facilitated digital transformation, including by bringing ICT capabilities to schools in Lupane and Hwange. He has also championed school meal programs so that children can access nutritious food. Jabulani involves community members in workshops to promote access to and quality of education.

Jabulani holds a Bachelor of Education in Curriculum Studies and Ndebele from the University of Zimbabwe.

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