Dr. Joe P. Mukaro


  • PhD (Science Education, Biology) University of Kwazulu-Natal; South Africa
  • Master of Science in Biology Education-University of Zimbabwe
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Science Education-University of Zimbabwe.
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology-Havana. Cuba

Office G28, FSE block, Bindura
Cell: +263772766470
email: joe.mukaro@yahoo.co.uk

Research Areas
Science Education—-Practical Work in Science
Stem Education
Constructivist Teaching and Learning Strategies
Food Microbiology


  1. T. Chirigo, J. P. Mukaro, T. Chirikure. (2017). Measuring Student Satisfaction in Higher and Tertiary Education: A Case of One Polytechnic in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe Journal of Educational Research 29(3), 372-386
  2. Mukaro J.P & Stears M. (2017). Exploring the alignment of the intended and implemented curriculum through teachers’ interpretation: a case study of A-Level Biology practical work; EURASIA Journal of Mathematics Science and Technology Education 13(3), 723-740
  3. Mukaro J., Chirigo T, Musara E and Machuwaire B. (2017). Masvingo City property survey
  4. Gombiro,P. E., Mukaro, J., Mugadza, K., Ashley,G., Mark F. Zaranyika, M.F , and Chakare Benhura, C.(2014). Drinking Water Quality Assessment in Zimbabwe: A Case Study of Bottled Drinking Water from Selected Retail Outlets in Harare; Journal of Chemical, Biological and Physical Sciences 4(3), 2691-2700.
  5. Munyoro, E., Mukaro, J., Barson,M., and Nhiwatiwa, T. (2012). The effectiveness of selected preservation methods on fish parasite load and survival in African catfish (Clarias gariepinus) from Lake Chivero, Zimbabwe. Journal of Applied Sciences Southern Africa 18 (1), 30-46
  6. Rurinda R. and Mukaro J (2012) The role of riffle fauna as indicator organism for pollution levels of Mkuvisi and Umwndisi rivers, Harare, Zimbabwe. Journal of Emerging Trends in Educational Research and Policy Studies. 3(4), 453-458.
  7. Tambo ,E.Z. , Mukaro,J. and Mahaso J(2003). Some Misconceptions on Cell Structure and Function held by A-level Biology Students; Zimbabwe Journal of Educational research 15(2) 122-131
  8. Chivheya R1*,Mukaro J1,Mpofu V1, Edziwa X2.(2019. (Under review). Effects of interactive multimedia sensory organizers teaching method (imso) on student achievement in O level Agriculture. A case of Netombo Secondary School, Zimbabwe. European Journal of Science Education
  9. Joe Phaeton MUKARO 1*, Renias CHIVHEYA 2 Vongai Mpofu 3 (2019). (under review) A study of the alignment between the Ordinary and Advanced level curriculum: A case study of Biology practical work in Zimbabwe. Eurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education
  10. Renias Chivheya1*, Abbysinia Mushunje2, Joe Mukaro3(2019). (under review).Socio-Economic And Institutional Factors Determining Willingness To Participate In Conservation Of Forests; A Case Of Shamva, Zimbabwe.European Life Science Journal

Current Projects and Extension Service Activities

  • Working on two copyrights (practical work in a level biology; animal science textbook for a level agriculture)
  • Working on patent for food products formulated
  • SAARMSTE Local Chapter
  • Supervision of 1 PhD Student; 1 Masters Student
  • External Examiner for the BTech Food Science and Technology, Masvingo ( Microbiology, Research Methods And Statistics, Meat Technology)
  • Reviewer for one Canadian Journal


  • Faculty Representative in Faculty of Commerce
  • Member of Regulation Review Committee in Biology
  • Member Faculty Conference Organising Committee
  • Chairperson for Research and Innovation Committee Faculty of Science Education
  • Member of SAARMSTE