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Dr. Sindiswa Silindokuhle Zondo | Machine learning | Best Researcher Award

👨‍🏫Profile Summary

S.S. Zondo holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Education Leadership and Management from the University of Fort Hare, with extensive experience in education spanning various roles. With a Master of Education from the University of South Africa and a Bachelor of Education Honours from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, Zondo’s expertise lies in school governance, positive discipline, and teacher training. Zondo’s research contributions include publications in reputable journals and presentations at international conferences. Currently serving as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Fort Hare, Zondo is dedicated to advancing education through research, teaching, and community engagement, embodying a commitment to excellence in education.

🌐 Professional Profiles

📚 Education:


Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.): University of Fort Hare, School of Education Specialization: Education Leadership and Management May 2022. Master of Education (M.Ed.): University of South Africa Specialization: Education Management October 2017. Bachelor of Education Honours: University of Kwa-Zulu Natal Specialization: Education Leadership and Management April 2012. Bachelor of Education: University of Kwa-Zulu Natal Specialization: Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and IsiZulu (Grade 9 – 12) April 2010 National Senior Certificate: Bizimali High School 2002

🔍 Professional Experience:

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow and Reviewer: University of Fort Hare – Host Prof Adu Research Assistant: University of Kwa-Zulu Natal – Host Prof Mncube Teaching Experience: Natural and Life Sciences Teacher Grade 9 – 10, Phakathi Secondary School (April 2011 – May 2022) Mathematics Teacher Grade 9 – 12, Margot Fontein (January 2010 – April 2010)

Research Focus:

Exploring the role of SGBs in managing violence in schools (BEd Honours), School Governing Bodies in the Formulation and Implementation of the code of conduct for learners (MEd), Examining how the code of conduct for learners can be used to enhance positive discipline in schools (PhD)

Additional Courses/Workshops/Seminars/Training Programmes:

Curriculum Assessment Policy Statement (Department of Education), One Plus Nine (Department of Education), Integrated Quality Management System (IQMS) (Department of Education), Leadership (SADTU) Just in Time (JIT) (Department of Education), CASME on Teaching Methodology (Department of Education), Academic Forum Launch, Secretary of Finance Committee (ATEZS, Edgewood, 2009), Secretary of Learner Teacher Support Material (LTSM), Phakathi Secondary School, 2018, Subject Head, Phakathi Secondary School, 2012, Committee Member, Sports Organiser, 2017, Class Manager, Phakathi Secondary School (2010 – 2022)

Community Engagement:

Serve in local church – Grade 10 – 12 NS and Life Sciences Tutor, Counselling and mentoring of school learners (Career Development), Speaker in Career Awareness Workshops in the Faculty of Education at the University of Fort Hare – focusing on Positive Discipline and guidance on entering the teaching profession (as a novice as a teacher).


📚Top Noted Publication

  1. Mncube, VS & Zondo, S. (2020). Dynamics of the functioning of School Governing Bodies Regarding the Code of Conduct for Learners. International Journal of Knowledge, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, p41-60.
    • Focuses on the functioning of school governing bodies with respect to the code of conduct for learners.


  1. Zondo, S.S & Mncube, V.S. (2022). Implementing a Learner’s Code of Conduct For Positive Discipline in Schools. International Journal of Higher Education, 11(6), 39-49. Doi:10.5430/ijhe. v11n6p39
    • Discusses the implementation of a learner’s code of conduct aimed at fostering positive discipline in schools.


  1. Zondo, S.S.; Mncube, V.S. & Adu, E.O. (2023). Strategies Teachers Use to Implement Positive Discipline in Schools. Prizren Social Science Journal, 7(1), 79-88.
    • Explores the strategies employed by teachers to implement positive discipline in schools.


  1. Adu, E.O. & Zondo, S.S. (2022). Chronicling Teacher’s Experiences in the Teaching of Economics in the Covid-19 Era. International Journal of Research in Business and Social Sciences, 11(8), 290-297.
    • Focuses on teachers’ experiences in teaching economics during the COVID-19 pandemic.


  1. Adu, E.O. & Zondo, S.S. (2023). Perceptions of Educators on ICT Integration into The Teaching and Learning of Economics. UEREKA, Social and Humanities, no.1
    • Examines educators’ perceptions of integrating ICT (Information and Communication Technology) into the teaching and learning of economics.


  1. Adu, E.O. & Zondo, S.S. (2023). Exploring teacher’s perspectives on the relevance of teaching Economics Management Systems in schools. Universal Journal of education Research, 11(3), 57-66.
    • Explores teachers’ perspectives on the relevance of teaching Economics Management Systems in schools.


  1. Zondo, S.S & Adu, E.O. (2024). Enhancing Teachers’ Digital Skills in Teaching of Economics in South African Secondary Schools. International Journal of Educational Open Research, 6(2024) 100310
    • Focuses on enhancing teachers’ digital skills in teaching economics in South African secondary schools.


  1. Zondo, S.S. & Adu, E.O. (2024). Dynamics of teaching practice in South Africa: A Nexus between theory and practice. Interdisciplinary Journal of Education Research, 6(6), 1-14.
    • Explores the dynamics of teaching practice in South Africa, particularly focusing on the connection between theory and practice.


Sindiswa Silindokuhle Zondo| Machine learning | Best Researcher Award

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