Department of Computer and Computer Information Systems

About the department

The Department was established in August 2001, the undergraduate programme was restructured into the present six majors: Computer Information Systems and Computer Science.
The mission of the Department is to provide programmes at undergraduate levels, which produce and develop IT experts and other IT professionals capable of utilizing human and other resources to meet development needs and take advantage of the opportunities of Africa within the global context.
The Department aims at programmes which develop both the intellectual and the managerial potentials of its students. Specifically, the objectives of the Faculty programmes are to:
  1. Provide knowledge which develops the students. intellectual and critical thinking ability as well as their managerial and entrepreneurial skills
  2. Foster the ability to organise, analyse and interpret information for decision making; instil and inculcate high moral standards of personal and professional behaviour which are consistent with positions of trust and leadership in society’s) imbue in students sensitivity and commitment to efficiency in the use of resources as well as integrity, accountability and transparency
  3. Encourage and develop a sense of curiosity and inquiry needed for innovative thinking and the development of new knowledge
Basic Entry Requirements

5 ‘O’ level passes or equivalent including English Language and Mathematics. At least two GCE Advanced level passes in any of the following subjects: Accounts, Management of Business, Economics and Mathematics or an approved Diploma in Management related field or professional qualification. One year exemption for those who are fully employed and have at least two years work experience in relevant areas.

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Basic Entry Requirements

5 ‘O’ level passes or equivalent including English Language and Mathematics. At least two GCE Advanced level passes in any of the following subjects: Accounts, Management of Business, Economics and Mathematics or an approved Diploma in Management related field or professional qualification. One year exemption for those who are fully employed and have at least two years work experience in relevant areas.

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Academic Staff

Mr. Agrippa Kandiero

kandieroa@africau.edu

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Academic Qualifications
  1. PhD candidate
  2. MSc. ICT in Education
  3. Master of Business Administration
  4. BSc. (Hons) Information Systems
  5. BSc. Computer Science and Statistics

Achievements

Areas of Interests

Management, Accounting

Dr. Stanslas Bigirimana

bigirimanas@africau.edu or sbigirimanaus@yahoo.com

extension 1168

Academic Qualifications
  1. Doctor of Philosophy (Information Systems)
  2. (Forthcoming) Masters in Business Intelligence
  3. Master of Business Administration
  4. Master of Arts (with Merit)
  5. Bachelor of Arts Honours
  6. Diploma in Business Translation
  7. Certificate in Computer Studies
Areas of Interests
  1. Complexity, Cybernetics, Information Theory, Systems Dynamics, Dynamic and Integrative Epistemology;
  2. Management Information Systems, E-commerce & E-business
  3. Strategic Management, Organisational Behaviour, and Marketing management
  4. Entrepreneurship and (small) Businesses Development especially in Africa
  5. Public Sector Management (especially in Africa)
  6. Higher Education Management
  7. Development, Sustainability and Waste Management
  8. Business Intelligence
  9. Research Methods

  1. (Forthcoming) Deng, B.T. G., Bigirimana, S. (2017) Logistical Problems Associated with the Public Transportation of Oil for Export in South Sudan, International Journal of Management Sciences,
  2. (Forthcoming) Kandiero. A., Nkomo, N., Bigirimana, S. (2017) The Viability of the Printed Newspaper in the Digital Age in Zimbabwe: A Digital Strategy Perspective, European Journal of Business and Innovation Research
  3. (Forthcoming) Bigirimana, S., Masengu, R. (2017) The Role of The International Coffee Agreement (ICA) in Promoting Fair Trade of Coffee for Small-Scale Farmers in Manicaland, Zimbabwe, International Journal of Management Sciences
  4. Bigirimana, S., Jagero, N., Zulu, C. (2016) “An assessment of the Impact of the centralised electronic student records management system at Africa University” Issues in Economics and Business 2016, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 1-16.
  5. Bigirimana, S. (2016) “Systems Thinking for Sustainable Development: Rethinking Business Performance” EnviroInfo2016: Environmental Informatics-Stability, Continuity, Innovation: Current Trends and Future Trends Based on 30 Years of History, Adjunct Proceedings of the 30th Edition of the EnviroInfo, Berlin, September, 14th-16th, 2016, pp.475-480.
  6. Bigirimana, S. (2016) “Sustainable Human Development: A Conceptual Model for Transdisciplinary Analysis” EnviroInfo2016: Environmental Informatics-Stability, Continuity, Innovation: Current Trends and Future Trends Based on 30 Years of History, Adjunct Proceedings of the 30th Edition of the EnviroInfo, Berlin, September, 14th-16th, 2016, pp.219-223.
  7. Bigirimana, S., Sibanda, E. N., Masengu, R. (2016) The Impact of Working Conditions on Academic Staff Motivation at Africa University, Mutare, Zimbabwe, International Journal of Business and Management Review Vol.4, No.1, pp.76-86, February 2016
  8. Bigirimana, S., Chinzvende, J. Masengu, R. (2016), Factors Influencing the Enrolment of Students in the EMBA programme at Africa University, International Journal of Economics, commerce and Management, Vol. IV, Issue 3, March 2016, pp. 663-675.
  9. Bigirimana, S., Sibanda, E. N., Masengu, R. (2015), The Impact of Working Conditions on Academic Staff Turnover at Africa University, Mutare, Zimbabwe, Asian Journal of Social Sciences and Management Studies Vol. 3, No. 2, 2016, pp. 91-98
  10. Bigirimana, S., Masengu, R. (2015)The Contribution of the International Coffee Agreement (ICA) to the Development of Export Markets for Small Scale Coffee Farmers in Manicaland, Zimbabwe, World Journal of Business and Management2015, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 57-66.
  11. Bigirimana, S. , Jagero, N., Chizema, P. (2015) “An Assessment of The Effectiveness of Electronic Records Management at Africa University, Mutare, Zimbabwe” British Journal of Economics, Management & Trade 10(1): 1-10, 2015
  12. Bigirimana, S., Masengu, R. (2015) The Role of the ICA in Promoting Coffee Consumption in Order to Boost Exports Markets for Producer Countries: The Case of Small-Scale Farmers in Manicaland, Zimbabwe,Journal of Business Management and Economics 3 (7), July, 2015, pp. 9-13.
  13. Bigirimana, S., Jagero, N., Chiwocha, Y. (2015) “Trends in Accounting for Greehouse Gas Emission in Zimbabwean Corporations” US Open Environment and Greenhouse Gas Journal, Vol. 1, No. 1, March 2015, pp. 1- 18
  14. Bigirimana, S., Jagero, N, Murowe, H. (2015), “An Evaluation of Africa University’s Strategic Facilities Management” Australian Journal of Business and Management Research, Vol.4 No.9, January-2015, pp. 1-7
  15. Bigirimana, S., Jagero, N., Chinembiri, M. (2015) “Towards E-Pharmacy: The Future of Information and Communication Technologies Needs for Community Pharmacies” International Journal of Economics, Commerce and Management, Vol. III, Issue 4, April 2015, pp. 1-26.
  16. Bigirimana, S., Jagero, N., Chituwi, T. (2015), “The Responsiveness of Afrasia Kingdom Zimbabwe Limited’s stakeholders to The Change from Paper Slip to a Paperless and Cardless Withdrawal System.”Asian Research Journal of Business Management Issue 4 (Vol.2)2015
  17. Bigirimana, S., Jagero, N., Daudi, E. (2015) An Inquiry into the Impact of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) on the Enrolment, Registration, Examination Clearance and Access to Results of Students at Africa University, Mutare, Zimbabwe, Archives of Business Research 3 (2), 104-113.
  18. Bigirimana, N. Jagero, J. Chinzvende (2015) “Perceptions of Students, Lecturers and Administrators of the Administration of the Executive Masters of Business Administration (EMBA) Programme at Africa University, Mutare, Zimbabwe.” Research in Business and Management, Vol. 2. No 1. Pp. 79-88.
  19. S. Bigirimana, N. Jagero, C. Mutiwanyuka, (2015)“Challenges Faced by The Rushinga Roman Catholic Parish in Establishing A Business Incubation Centre in Rushinga, Mashonaland Central, Zimbabwe” International Journal of Academic Research in Economics and Management Sciences, Vol, 4, No.1, pp. 259-266.
  20. “The Epistemological Implications of the Information Revolution: From Representation to Information Processing” Journal of Technologies in Knowledge Sharing, Volume 10, Issue 2, 2014, pp.1-9.
  21. “The Rational Foundations of Interdisciplinarity: From A Normative to A Dynamic and Integrative Epistemology” in The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Communication, Volume 8 , Issue 2, 2014, pp.11-21.
  22. “Changing Paradigms in the Information Society: From Analysis to Systems Thinking” in The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Volume 5, 2010, pp. 1-12.
  23. “Cybernetics and Causality” in Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Automation (Springer 2009)
  24. “Christianity and Identity Transformation in Postcolonial Africa: Revisiting the Rhetoric of Conversion” in Chiedza (December 2004)
  25. “Lonergan and The Dynamic and Integrative Nature of Human Knowing” in Africa Tomorrow, Morogoro, Tanzania (June 2004)
  26. “Personhood and Corporate responsibility” in Afrika Yetu, Nairobi, Kenya, (April 2004)
  27. “The Ethics of Advertising” in Chiedza (December 2003)
  28. “Mysticism, Power and Social Change in Africa” in Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection Bulletin, No 57 Third quarter 2003
  29. “Religious and Scientific Healing: Paradigms at Variance” in Chiedza (May 2003)
  30. “Witchcraft, Agentive Causation and Social Tension” in Chiedza (December 2002)
  31. “African Democracies and the Globalisation of Crime” in Chiedza (December 2001)
  32. “Cultural Duality, Leadership and Nation-Building in Africa” in Chiedza (May 2001)
  33. “Teaching Religious Education: Challenges and Perspectives” in Chiedza (December 2000)
  34. “Imana, at the edge of Christianity and the Burundian Traditional Religion” in Chiedza (December 1999)
  35. “The Trials of a Quartered Consciousness in VY Mudimbe’s Entre les Eaux” in Chiedza (May 1999)

CHAPTERS IN BOOKS
  1. Bigirimana, S. Takavarasha, S. & Cox, J. (2014) “From Politics to E-Politics: Adapting and Adopting the Raul Alinsky’s Model” in Anshu Solo, Political Activism in the Information Age (IGI Global, 2014)
  2. Bigirimana, S. “Macht Liebe Sehend?” in Thomas M. Schmitt (ed.) with contributions from Chiara Piazzesi, Stanislas Bigirimana& Joannis Oberdieck, Macht Liebe Sehend? Wallstein Verlag, Göttingen, 2010.

PAPERS ACCEPTED FOR PUBLICATION

Bigirimana, S. (2015) “The Mind as an Artifact: A Cybernetic Approach to Human Control Systems” Pensee Journal

MONOGRAPH

Bigirimana, S. The Fate of the Scientific Discourse in the Information Society (Champaign, Illinois: Common Ground Publishing [at Science in Society, a series of the University of Illinois Press, 2010)

Mr. Timothy Makambwa

makambwat@africau.edu

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Academic Qualifications
  1. PhD candidate
  2. MSc. Computer Science
  3. BSc. with Education (Mathematics and Computer Science)

Achievements

Areas of Interests

Management, Accounting