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Belvedere Technical Teachers' College is an institution which trains aspiring secondary school teachers in both academic and technical subjects.Before 1992, each student was offered an academic subject and a technical subject. Later the program was split into two that is technical (4-year program) and academic (2-year for post-Advanced Level or 3-year, program for post-Ordinary Level) candidates.

Establishment and Growth

The institution was established in 1982, becoming the first technical college to be constructed after the country had gained its independence from the white minority rule. An American representative donated Z$6 million to the Ministry of Education, Sport, Arts and Culture which was then being led by Comrade Dzingai Mutumbuka for the erection of secondary schools in rural areas. Mr Mutumbuka however suggested that the money was to be used to construct a teachers college. In 1982, Belvedere Technical Teachers' College was constructed in Belvedere.