Seke Teachers College
Teachers Since 1981
Seke Teachers’ College opened its doors to its first Intake of 193 Pre-service students in 1981. Of interest, is the fact that the present Belvedere Teachers’ College was born, launched and started operating from Seke Teachers’ College grounds in 1982 before relocating to its present site. This was followed by the official opening of Seke Teachers’ College by the then Prime Minister (Cde Robert Gabriel Mugabe) of the newly Independent Zimbabwe on 25 June 1983. In the same year (1983) the college had 193 third year students, 195 second year students, 376 first year students, 40 doing Pre-school education courses and 100 mature students on the Professional In-service course.
COLLEGE DEPARTMENTS AND CORE FUNCTIONS
- To introduce students to philosophy, sociology and psychology of education.
- To make students aware of how various theories of education can promote effective teaching and learning in the primary schools.
- To make students aware of how curriculum theories influence educational practices.
- To promote patriotism and national consciousness.
- To make students appreciate their history and national heritage.
- To promote an awareness of the student’s health issues.
- To promote Inclusivity across the college curriculum.
- Exposing student teachers to various historical, philosophical, psychological, and sociological perspectives of child development.
- Equipping student teachers with knowledge of curriculum issues in Early Childhood Development (ECD).
- Promotion of positive attitudes in student teachers towards working with children’s families, and communities in diverse contexts.
- Equipping student teachers with monitoring, assessment, and evaluation skills in ECD programmes.
- Exposing student teachers to educational media and technology for the teaching and learning process.
- Developing in student teachers an appreciation of the developmentally appropriate strategies of handling children within the different stages of early childhood.
- Equipping student teachers with research skills.
- Developing in student teachers creativity, imagination, and aesthetic appreciation.
- Development of an appreciation of class and classroom management.
- To develop in student teachers knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to enable them to become competent language teachers capable of working with primary school children from diverse contexts.
- To assist student teachers acquire skills to effectively communicate ideas and information in various situations.
- To make student teachers appreciate their historical and cultural heritage.
- To promote respect for humanity and appreciation of diversity of culture and religious belief.
- To develop in student teachers positive moral attitudes and values, a sense of personal integrity, self-esteem and identity as worth beings.
- To promote logical reasoning and appreciation of Mathematics and the Sciences.
- To develop an understanding of the relative impact and influence of the science and mathematics on social development, technological advancement, economic growth and educational development.
- To develop positive attitudes towards utilisation, management and conservation of the environment.
- To equip student teachers with knowledge and skills to become resourceful and innovative members of the community.
- To develop student teachers scientific research and management skills.
- To promote creativity and mitigate poverty through entrepreneurial skills.
- To help student teachers acquire skills and techniques in the teaching of Mathematics and the Sciences.
- To develop artistic and entrepreneurial skills in student teachers.
- To develop in student teachers creativity, imagination, self-reliance and aesthetic appreciation.
- To develop literacy and practical skills in Expressive Arts.
- To develop an awareness and appreciation of the aims and values of Expressive Arts.
- To help students acquire skills and techniques in the teaching of Expressive Arts.
- To promote initiative, organisation and administrative skills needed in Expressive Arts.
- To equip student teachers with teaching skills.
- To develop in student teachers the ability to link theory with practice
- To instill in student teachers the qualities expected of an ethical and professional teacher.
- To equip student teachers with educational research and research report presentation skills.
- To promote in student teachers the use of modern teaching and learning technologies.
- To clinically supervise student teachers during Attachment Teaching Practice and Distance Education phase.
- To avail distance education learning materials such as modules and assignments to all students on teaching practice.
- To coordinate open distance learning.
- To support student teachers on issues to do with their social, moral emotional and health needs.
- To provide primary health care to student teachers
- To develop leadership qualities in student teachers
- To coordinate students’ general welfare needs inter alia accommodation, meals entertainment and sports.
- Administration of students records using Students Integrated Systems Approach (SISA)
- Production of college time tables.
- Administration of examinations
- Provision of student and staff college identity cards
- Supporting the teaching and learning activities of the college.
- Promotion of a reading culture.
- Provision of current and relevant educational resources.
- Development of research skills in student teachers
- Preservation of institutional repositories.
- To recruit manpower and promote staff welfare.
- To create budgets for the college and expense in accordance with the statutory instruments.
- To provide advice on the procurement procedures.
- To facilitate mobilisation and management of financial resources.
- To produce monthly income and expenditure reports.
- To maintain and be accountable for the college assets and infrastructure.
- To facilitate staff and manpower development.
- To establish income generating projects
- To advice staff members on conditions of service
- To make procurements for the college.