School of Education

Jabulisile Cynthia Ngwenya


  • Details

  • Position Lecturer
  • Discipline Commerce Education
  • CampusEdgewood Campus
  • Office AddressCF 146, Main Tutorial Building

Degrees Held

  • B Arts, B Compt, BA Honours, Med, Phd

Profile (Experience, Accomplishments, Awards, etc.):


  • I have eight years lecturing experience from first year to post-graduate level including Honours, Masters and PhD supervision. I am a head of Commerce Education discipline. I am also an external moderator and examiner of Commerce education modules. I have fifteen years’ experience as Accounting secondary teacher of which six years were as Head of Department (Commerce) and two as a deputy principal.


  • Recipient of National Research Foundation (NRF) Grant for PhDTrack in 2011

Research Interests:

  • Teaching, learning and assessment in Accounting Education, rural education and teacher development.

Teaching Interests:

  • Teaching Accounting Education (undergraduate and Honours students)


  • Supervising IRP, Masters and PhD in Commerce Education and Assessment in Education.

Community Involvement/Outreach:

  • Helping Accounting teachers with new topics in the curriculum.

Publications/Selected Publications (2011 – 2013):

Journal Articles:

  • Ngwenya, J.C. & Arek-Bawa, O. (2019) Assessment in textbooks: exploring cognitive demand in first-year Accounting textbooks. South African Journal of High Education. (Has been accepted for publication)
  • Ngwenya, JC. (2019). Accounting teachers’ experiences of providing feedback in a selected rural school in South Africa: possibilities for communal feedback. South African Journal of Education. (Has been accepted for publication)
  • Ngwenya, JC and Shange, LML. (2019). Learners’ views on entrepreneurship skills acquired during practical work in Consumer Studies in one secondary school in KwaZulu-Natal. Journal of Consumer Sciences, 47 (1):1-12
  • Ngwenya, J.C. & Shange, N.L. (2019). Learners’ views on challenges encountered during practical work in Consumer Studies: A case of one school in KwaZulu-Natal – African Journal of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure. 8 (1):1-13
  • Ngwenya, J.C. (2016).Rural as potential, not pathology: A case of rural Accounting teachers’ practices in South Africa. Journal of Human Ecology, 53(1):39-48
  • Ngwenya, J.C. (2014). Accounting Teachers’ Understandings and Practices of teaching and assessment in a context of curriculum change. Alternation, 21(1): 171-190
  • Ngwenya, J.C. and Maistry S.M. (2012) Teaching and Assessment in Accounting: An Exploration of Teachers’ Experiences in a Rural KwaZulu-Natal School. Journal of Social Science, 33(1): 21-30

Chapters in Books:

  • Ngwenya, J.C.  (2010). Moving Towards interactive Formative Assessment. In Dennis Francis, Sechaba Mahlomaholo, Milton Nkoane. PRAXIS towards sustainable empowering learning environments in South Africa. Sun Press. Pp. 27-34

Conference Proceedings

  • Ngwenya, J.C.  (2013).Teaching and assessment in Accounting: an exploration of teachers’ understandings and practices in a rural KwaZulu-Natal school. Educational Research in South Africa: Practices and Perspectives.