Leonard John Lewis

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Leonard Lewis
Principal of the University of Zimbabwe
In office
Preceded by Robert Craig
Succeeded by Walter Kamba

Leonard John Lewis was a British academic. He worked as an educationalist in Nigeria and was a lecturer (later professor) at the Institute of Education of the University of London.[1] He served as Principal of the University of Zimbabwe for the transition to Zimbabwe's independence,[2] despite his somewhat controversial views on education and politics.[1] He has published a number of books on education policy.[3][4]


  1. ^ a b Challiss, R.J. "Phelps–Stokesism and education in Zimbabwe" (PDF). Zambezia. 11: 109–125. ISSN 0379-0622. 
  2. ^ University of Zimbabwe. "About UZ". Archived from the original on 2008-12-12. Retrieved 2009-01-02. 
  3. ^ Lewis, L.J. (1962). Education and Political Independence in Africa and Other Essays. Edinburgh: Thomas Nelson. ASIN B0007ILL1C. 
  4. ^ Lewis, L.J. (1965). Society, Schools and Progress in Nigeria. Oxford: Pergamon Press. ASIN B0014KIR5K. 
Educational offices
Preceded by
Robert Craig
Vice–Chancellors and principals of the University of Zimbabwe
1980 – 1981
Succeeded by
Walter Kamba