ZondiweMbano, lecturer in Academic Literacy at Chancellor College, University of Malawi, has BA, English and History, B.Ed (Hons.) and MA, English Language Teaching, University of Malawi; also has Postgraduate Diploma, English Language Teaching, University of Leeds, England, besides certificates in English Language Teaching, International Training Institute, Sydney, Australia and Educational Management and Administration, Moray House College of Education, Edinburgh, Scotland.
From May to July 2005, awarded the UNESCO’s International Fund for the Promotion of Culture (IFPC) fellowship for artists’ residency at the CivitellaRanieri Castle, Umbertide, Italy where he wrote a collection of poetry;
From October 2007 to July 2008, attached to Language Centre, University of Glasgow, Scotland, where he wroteAdvanced English Language Skills Handbook, fellowship of Scotland Malawi Partnership in Higher Education (SMPHE).
His career path is from being teacher and headmaster at Salima Secondary School, 1977–82; lecturer and head of English department at teachers training colleges, Blantyre and Mzuzu, 1982–89; materials development officer and deputy programme co-ordinator, World Bank/UNDP funded Malawi Special Teacher Education Programme (MASTEP), 1989–1993; lecturer and head of English department, Domasi College of Education, 1994 – 1999; deputy head of department, LACS Dept, Chancellor College, 2005-2007.
Other relevant professional experiences include:
Centre Supervisor, TOEFL, GRE, and GMAT, international examinations administered by the Educational Testing Services, USA, at University of Malawi, Chancellor College (main centre in the country), 2002 to 2005;External Examiner, Diploma and Degree English Courses, both Conventional and Distance, Domasi College of Education (Accredited by University of Malawi), from 30th April 2009 - 2011;Language Task Force (of 3 members), designed English Language Skills curriculum for Lilongwe University of Science and Technology (which later became Malawi University of Science and Technology, MUST), September 2007;Editor of University of Malawi Calendar for 2004/5; Translator from English to Chitumbuka of main documents for Malawi Vision 2020, a USAID funded project for socio-economic development, 1995 to 1998, and four children’s books by Oxford University Press and Maneno bookshop, 1998;Editor of The Community Link: Newsletter of the Social Mobilization Campaign for Educational Quality, published by SMC-EQ, a USAID funded project, February 1999 to 2004; Monitor/evaluator of orientation of key teachers by Ministry of Education methods advisors in a new secondary school English syllabus, August 2002; Chief examiner, English, Malawi Certificate Examination, and Primary Teachers' Certificate Examination, 1985 to 1993;Member of Malawi Certificate of Education English Syllabus Committee from 1982 to 1998, and from 2012.Member of Malawi Book Development Council, 1996 to 2004;Member of Malawi Writers' Union (MAWU), from 1996, and core facilitator for writers’ workshops for women, youth and other groups; Co-ordinator of Zomba Action Project, a charity to assist youth, women and elderly, funded by the council and community of Coleraine, Northern Ireland, from 2007;Church elder of the Church of Central Africa Presbytery (CCAP), 1984 - 2012;Member of delegation to Mozambique , two Reverends and three elders, signed a partnership between Zomba CCAP and IgrejaPresbiteriana de Africa Central (IPAC), Cuamba and Nampula, Mozambique, September 2004.
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