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Welcome to The Centre for Higher Education Teaching and Learning


CHETL strives to be a centre of excellence in conducting programmes and offering services that are responsive to the learning and teaching needs of students and staff.


Within the framework of the University’s Vision and Mission, the Centre for Higher Education Teaching and Learning provides quality programmes and services to staff and students so as to optimize their abilities to realize the full outcomes of learning and teaching in higher education.

Role / Mandate

The Centre for Teaching and Learning exists to initiate, coordinate and promote programmes and services which are intended to address the challenges facing academics and students in achieving expected outcomes of teaching and learning in higher education.

Qualifications :

Certificate in Education (University of Zimbabwe), Certificate in the Facilitation of Learning (University of Fort Hare), Bachelor of Education (University of Zimbabwe), Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education and Training for Academics (University of Fort Hare), Post Graduate Diploma in Higher Education for Educational Developers (Rhodes University) Mater of Education. (University of Zimbabwe), PhD Education (University of Fort Hare).

Dr Ndebele joined academic development in 2006 as a Language and Writing Consultant in the Teaching and Learning Centre at the University of Fort Hare. He rose through the ranks to a Teaching Development Consultant in 2007, Manager: Teaching Development Unit in 2008 and Acting Director: Teaching and Learning Centre in 2009 before moving to the University of Venda to operationalise an Academic Development Unit in the Centre for Higher Education Teaching and Learning (CHETL)

Research interests: Curriculum studies, academic staff development, Teaching and learning in higher education

Below is the 3 Units within CHETL. Click on the link to read more the Unit.

Designation Name Contacts

C. Ndebele

C.E (UZ), CFL (UFH), B.Ed (UZ), PGDHET (UFH), M.Ed (UZ), PhD Education (UFH)

Tel: +27 15 962 8650
Email: +27 15 962 4749
Chief Administration Officer

N.P. Lavhelani

MA Dev.Mangt (North-West), MAdmin (Univen) BAdmin (Hons) (Univen), BAdmin (Univen).

Tel: +27 15 962 8632
Fax: +27 86 696 4667
Cell: 082 358 7672
Academic Development Unit
HoD Vacant Tel:

Educational Development Practitioner

Student Support

C. Maphosa

D.Ed (WSU), M.Ed (UZ), B.Ed (UZ), Dip.Ed (UZ).

Tel: +27 15 962 8903
Fax: +27 15 962 4749

Senior Educational Development

Dr. Livingstone Makondo

Dlittet Phil (UNISA), MBA (NWU), MASLP, GRAD CE, BA Hons, BA (UZ)

Tel: +27 15 962 8729
Fax: +27 15 962 4749

Educational Development Practitioner

Student Support

L.M. Masehela

MA Applied Linguistics , BA (Hons) Linguistics, BA English and

Tel: +27 15 962 8894
Fax: +27 15 962 4749
Disability Unit

T.R. Mbuvha

BA Hons(Univen),MA (Unisa),SPTC(TCE),DSE(DET),EBC (SANCB)

Tel: +27 15 962 8018
Fax: +27 86 696 4667
Material Production Practitioner


BA.Ed (Univen),MPM (Univen),Elementary Braille Certificate (Optima College) Access Technology (Carol centre for the blind college)Coaching & Mentoring Certificate (UNISA), Computer Diploma (Vhembe FET College).

Tel: +27 15 962 8716
Fax: +27 86 696 4667
Senior clerk Vacant Tel:
Student Counselling and Career Development Unit
Student Counsellor

Dr M C. Selepe

BA (Hons) (Univen),MA(RAU),PHD(Unizul)

Tel: +27 15 962 8540
Fax: +27 15 962 4749
Student Counsellor

L.V. Mathye

B(Cur)(Unisa),BA(Unin), B.Ed (Unisa),M.Ed(Unisa),D.Ed (Unisa)HED

Tel: +27 15 962 8156
Fax: +27 15 962 4749 Email:
Student counsellor

T.D. Sikhwari

J.S.T.C (Veco) Univen),B.Ed(Pret), FDE(Rau),M.Ed (Unisa) PhD (Psychology of Education) (UJ).

Tel: +27 15 962 8466
Fax: +27 15 9624749
Snr Typist

H.C. Nemudzudzanyi

National Diploma in Accounting and Computer Practice (GTC), Diploma in Office Management (SBS), Advance Diploma in Office Management (SBS).

Tel: +27 15 962 8746
Fax: + 27 86 561 6651