Prof Gezani Baloyi Gezani Baloyi was born at Rotterdam village in the Hlanganani district. He attended Dumani Lower Primary, Berea, Duvula- Mahuntsi secondary where he obtained distinction for his Junior Certificate (STD 8). He matriculated at Giyani High school in 1985. He obtained the Secondary Teacher’s Diploma in 1989 at Tivumbeni College of Education. He subsequently graduated with a B.A. degree (1995), B.ED with Specialization in Educational Management (1998), Master of Education in Comparative Education (2004) and Doctor of Education degree. He taught at several secondary and primary schools in the Mopani District, Limpopo Province.
He has nearly 21 years of teaching experience. While working as a teacher, he attended teacher education conferences and workshops. He also presented papers at national and international conferences in teacher education. His research interests lie in the areas of Adult Education, Open and Distance Learning, E-Learning, Rural Education, Learner support.