Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZPC) Commissioner General Augustine Chihuri has launched a book on policing, it has been reported.
The book is entitled ‘The History of Policing in Zimbabwe.’
At the same colourful ceremony in Harare, Commissioner General Chihuri’s daughter, Samantha also launched her book.
Guest of honour at the event, Minister of Home Affairs, Dr Ignatius Chombo said the book is clear evidence that Zimbabwean education produces tangible results as the thesis topic of Commissioner General Chihuri is now commissioned into a book to be used by all Zimbabweans.
The last chapter of the book focuses on the future of the ZRP where it can be viewed as the endless scene that requires innovation, according to the author.
Commissioner General Chihuri’s daughter, Samantha, who is a Form 4 student, also launched a book she wrote at the age of 14 titled ‘Chaotic.’
Samantha’s novel appeals to teenagers and captures the life of a young lady who leaves her country going to the United States, where she had to fight fear to achieve greatness.
Dr Chihuri was among 48 graduates, 45 of them undergraduate and three PhDs, who were capped at a colourful ceremony held in Harare in August at Mount Carmel Institute of Business Intelligence.
The book analysed policing trends from pre-colonial, colonial, to the post-colonial era and it is expected to make a positive impact on regional and global policing.
The Rector for Mount Carmel Institute in Zimbabwe Professor Mufaro Gunduza commended Dr Chihuri for the outstanding and well-written text.
“It was a very beautiful research that he did and it will create an indelible legacy not only to the police force, but to the nation at large,” he said.
“The book is ground-breaking and we do not have anybody that has researched on the area.
“It will make regional impact in our institutions as far as policing is concerned. It was well-written, it is fresh, exciting and covers the gap that has been yawning.”
According to the Herald ,Mount Carmel is a reputable international institution that is also registered in Zimbabwe with the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development.
It started operating in Zimbabwe in 2011, but was already established in South Africa.
The institution offers certificates, diplomas and Masters degree in Business Intelligence, Economic Intelligence and Strategic Leadership.
In Zimbabwe, Mount Carmel Institute is affiliated to Chinhoyi University of Technology.
It is also an affiliate of the International University of Management in Namibia, Cambridge International College (UK), Walter Sisulu University (South Africa), University of South Africa, World Association for Business Education (New York) and Virtual University of Pakistan.
The other PhD candidates who graduated together with Dr Chihuri were Zimsec officials Dr Timothy Chiuye and Dr Samuel Makore.
Prof Gunduza said Dr Chihuri’s thesis and the general PhD programme were quality assured by external reviewers and affiliate institutions.
“The PhD graduates qualified by publication,” he said. “They researched on a particular topic which culminated into a fully-fledged book.
“The work was quality assured by our external quality assurance partners or institutions like Virtual University, UNISA and World Association for Business Education. When they completed this programme, we were then authorised and recommended to cap the graduates.”
Prof Gunduza said the institute brought business intelligence programmes into Zimbabwe as a survival tactic to counter the illegal economic sanctions that hit hard the economy.
“We brought the institute in 2011 after seeing that the economy was in a dire state,” he said. “The country was impoverished left right and centre with sanctions.
“We needed to bring a discourse of business intelligence so that we could contain the onslaught from Western countries as a survival skill. Business intelligence was much needed here that in South Africa at the time.”