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 The college’s 57th graduation ceremony has come and gone. Graced by the Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development, Dr Olivia Muchena, it was one of the most memorable graduation ceremonies ever. The excitement was palpable as the Chairman of the college’s Advisory Council, Mr. Mangwarara welcomed guests to “witness this once in a life time historic occasion in the lives of our graduands”.

Mr. Mangwarara further implored graduands to immortalize the occasion by creating “indelible memories” in their hearts and minds about this momentous occasion. In her speech, Honorable Minister Muchena, expressed appreciation for the college’s pristine environs and said that it befitted its “Jewel of Excellence” brand. She was particularly impressed by the ZIM-ASSET compliant theme for this year’s graduation ceremony and commended the college for its drive towards Education for Sustainable Development and Inclusive Education. The Minister ended by congratulating graduands for achieving a milestone in their academic lives but still beseeched them to remember the words of wisdom by Mahtma Gandhi to, “Live as if you were to die tomorrow but learn as if you were to live forever”.

In his report the Principal, Mr. J.N Muwandi said the college was eternally conscious of its obligation, as the leading teacher education college in Zimbabwe, to provide an education that is tailor made for its students to live sustainably with the environment and to use resources in a manner that does not compromise the needs of future generations. “It is a generational obligation which we owe to posterity”, he said. The Principal enthused in the college’s unique brand adding that it was “unmistakably a jewel brand, the product of a curriculum that puts us at the cutting edge of teacher education in Zimbabwe and the entire Southern African region”.

As a practical demonstration of the college’s environmental stewardship, the college has embarked on a biogas production project. With this project underway, students are able to apply, in real life, waste management, alternative sources of energy and the reduction of air pollution through the use of cleaner sources of energy. The same bio-gas project has the potential of being run on a commercial basis for income generation and poverty alleviation. Other income generating projects at the college include the piggery, fishery, gowns manufacturing, and grinding mill projects.

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