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University of Swaziland: Vice Chancellor

Prof. Cisco M. Magagula

He was born in 1952, and completed his high school education in 1972. He undertook my first degree at the University of Botswana and Swaziland and graduate with a B.A. + CCE in 1978. Thereafter, he taught in the high schools (1978-1981) before joining the University of Swaziland as a lecturer in 1983. He holds the following degrees and professional qualifications: Ed.D. (Toronto, Canada, 1991); M.Ed. (Manitoba University, Canada, 1983); B.Ed. (Brandon University, Canada, 1982); C.D.E.P. (Certificate in Distance Education for Professionals (UNISA, 1999).

He is currently the Acting Vice Chancellor of the University of Swaziland (2003 to date). His substantive position is that of a Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of Swaziland (2001-2003). My previous positions within the University included being a Founding Director of the Institute of Distance Education, University of Swaziland (1994-2001) and a Head of the In-service Department, University of Swaziland (1984-1987 and 1992-1994). In essence, he has been associated with the University of Swaziland for 23 years (1983 to date). In addition, he has taught for 4 years as a high school as well as been a deputy head teacher (1979-1980) and a head teacher (1980-1981).

He is a member of national, regional and international technical and professional organizations (associations) including SADC Technical Committee on Distance Education (1996-2001); BOLESWA Research Association (1991 to date); Swaziland Educational Research Association (1983 to date); Distance Education Association of Southern Africa (1996 – 2001);Contributing Editor to the Online African Symposium Journal of Educational Research (2001 to date); International Journal of Education and Development Using Information Communication and Technology (2004 to date); International Journal of Education and Development (2004 to date); International Editorial Advisory Board for the Encyclopedia of Development Regional Communities with Informational, Communication and Technologies Publication (2004); SADC-Regional Association of Vice Chancellors (SARUA) 2005 to date); and executive member of the Association of Africa Universities (2005 to date).

He has attended and presented papers in many local, regional and international seminars, workshops and conferences. He has also have published in both referred and non-referred journals and conference proceedings.