Belvedere Technical Teachers' College

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Belvedere Technical Teachers' College
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Location
P.O. Box BE100, Belvedere, Harare
Harare
Harare, Harare Metropolitian Province, Zimbabwe, , P.O. Box BE100. Belvedere
Zimbabwe
Information
TypeTeachers'College
Educational authorityMinistry of Higher and Tertiary Education
CategoryTechnical Tertiary Institutions
PrincipalMr P. T. Masendeke
Medium of languageEnglish
CampusP.O. Box BE100, Belvedere
Website
Contact details:
+263-04-778180/2/5/6


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.[1] 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.[1] The institution has evolved over the years and it enrolls more than 2 000 students each term.

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The first Principal was Keith Youds. In 1985, Dr. Henry Moyana was Principal. Mr. S. Madzokere then took over from Moyana. Mrs.Jane Makawa then took over after Mr. S. Madzokere followed by Mr. P. T. Masendeke, who is currently the Principal of the College.[1]

Enrollment Requirements

The institution enrols students with a General Certificate In Education with at least 5 Ordinary Level Passes including English Language and Mathematics.Holders other qualifications such as Advanced level and National Certificates are also enrolled in different programs.[2]

Departments

  • College Sport

The college offers more than ten sporting codes of which students are obliged to participate.

  • Education which is fragmented into four sections namely;
  1. Physical Education
  2. Theory of Education
  3. Humanities
  4. Natural Sciences
  • Technical vocation

This department offers the following courses;

  1. Building Technology
  2. Woodwork Technology
  3. Mechanical Engineering
  4. Clothing and Textile
  5. Information and Technology
  6. Technical Graphics
  7. Tourism and Hospitality Management

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 About Us, "Belvedere Technical Teachers' College", Published:,Retrieved:12 February 2015"
  2. Enrollment Information, "Belvedere Technical Teachers' College", Published:,Retrieved:12 February 2015"