Dr. Munyaradzi Chidarikire


  • PhD (UFS) SA;
  • Med-psy (GZU);
  • BEdEd-Psy (GZU) ZIM;
  • BScH-Cons (ZOU);
  • FETD-Masvingo Polytech;
  • FETC -Masvingo Polytech;  
  • HIV/AIDS Care and Counseling – UNISA.

Office number:
Cell: +263 774 333 153
mchidarikire@buse.ac.zw / mchidas78@gmail.com

Research Interests
Gender issues, inclusive education, educational psychology, psychosocial support, marginalized rural learning ecologies, counseling and drug abuse.

Areas of specialisation
Psychosocial support, peer counseling, HIV/AIDS care counseling, Educational psychology, drug abuse among learners, rural learning ecologies, research supervision, Human development, Cognition, Human Learning and Performance.


  1. Chidarikire, M. 2021. University lecturers’ perceptions on sexuality, language and gender in inclusive education in Zimbabwe.  Curriculum and Teaching Journal. Accepted waiting for publication
  2. Tarisayi, K., S. Munyaradzi, E & Chidarikire, M. 2020. Micro-commercialisation the new threat to teacher collegiality in Masvingo District. The Independent Journal of Teaching and Learning 15 (1) , 91-100
  3. Chatira-Muchopa, B. Chidarikire, M. Tarisayi, K.,S. 2019.  Solid waste management practices in Zimbabwe: A case study of one secondary school. The Journal for Transdisciplinary Research in Southern Africa, 1 (15), 1-5
  4. Chidarikire, M. 2019. Impediment against peer counselling strategy for alleviation drug abuse in Zimbabwean rural learning ecologies. International Journal of Research and Innovation 3 (2), 278- 285
  5. Chidarikire, M. 2019. Infusion of marginalised voices in peer counselling in peer counselling strategy to alleviate drug abuse in Zimbabwean rural leaning ecologies. International Journal of Research and Innovation 3 (2), 288- 293.

Conference Paper presentations
  1. Chidarikire, M. 2021. WhatsApp platform a critical tool to mitigate early learners’ pregnancies in Zimbabwean rural learning ecologies during covid-19 era , University of Free State, Qwaqwa Campus, South Africa,  Presented on 26th March 2021.
  2. Chidarikire, M. 2017. A peer counselling strategy for alleviating drug abuse in Zimbabwean rural ecologies (Unpublished doctoral thesis). University of the Free State, Qwaqwa Campus, South Africa, 4th February 2017.


  1. Best student: One award College Book Prize: Diploma in Further Education and Training (2008)
  2. Best student: Bachelor of Honours degree in Educational Psychology
  3. Great Zimbabwe University Vice chancellor Book Prize, University Book Prize & Professor Siyakwazi and  Siyakwazi Book Prize