From The Principal's Desk

It is a privilege and an honour that I welcome you all to Madziwa Teachers College Website.  As a College, we are excited and thrilled with this development which is a milestone in our journey to excellence.  The efficacy of reaching out to the world and being in touch with prospective students, parents, guardians, competitors and other stakeholders is noble. In doing so, we hope to show the world what Madziwa Teachers College offers in terms of our programmes.We also wish to show case our unique facilities to the wider world.  Our unstinting desire as a living institution is to maintain the highest standards of academic superiority and  we also thrive to conquer recondite challenges and march on to excellence.

We launch our website at a period when the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Innovation, Science and Technology Development is pushing for Education 5.O.  This comes at an opportune time to Madziwa Teachers College as we also introduce new programmes, new entrepreneurial subjects that push and compliment Education 5.O.  As the Principal of Madziwa Teachers College, I take pride in this new development and thank the College ICT team that was quite indefatigable in the fruition of the website.  Special mention is the Website Administrator Mr W. Kasiyabvumba. Thank you a million times for working so hard.  Other colleagues who deserve special mention are Mr F. Choto, Mr A. Chifwafwa and Mr I. Muronda, All the Heads of Departments, Lecturers in Charge, Subject Heads and all members of staff for all their contributions to this website.  Welcome and enjoy the journey. We are open for business and open to suggestions. Enjoy browsing through.

Special thank you goes to the Chief Editor Mr G. Machingaidze and Executive Secretary Ms G. Musemwa for the excellence achieved.

To everyone thank you all.

Background History

The Ministry of Higher & Tertiary Education, Science & Technology Development, established a primary teachers college at the site of the former Madziwa Mine situated 120 km north east of Harare in Shamva District of Mashonaland Central Province. This is within the ministry’s mandate to provide manpower in terms of the Manpower Development Act of 1996, Part (II). A great move indeed for Mashonaland Central Province.

The closure of Madziwa Mine left massive infrastructure idle. This included buildings; storerooms, sheds, houses and services such as electricity, piped water, tarred roads and sewage system. The Bindura Nickel Corporation (BNC), the owners of the former mine decided to donate the whole property to the government of Zimbabwe for use by the Ministry of Higher & Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development. The mine authorities renovated students’ accommodation whilst Humana People to People (D. A. P. P.), a Danish Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) refurbished the existing buildings into lecture rooms and administration block. The Ministry of Higher & Tertiary Education, Science & Technology Development rehabilitated the former beer hall into a well-furnished kitchen and dining hall.

The college opened its doors to the first intake of one hundred and twenty-five (125) students, twenty (20) lecturers and ninety-two (92) ancillary staff on 9 May 2005. To date the college has had 17 Intakes whereby twelve intakes who did general course have graduated and Intake 13 General course and Intake 1 Early Childhood Development (ECD) will graduate this year 2019. The current Enrolment (Intakes 14, 15, 16 & 17 General course and Intakes 2,3, 4 & 5 ECD) stands at one thousand eight hundred and thirteen (1813) whereby one thousand three hundred and eighteen (1318) are doing general course and four hundred and ninety-five (495)


Madziwa Teachers College mandate is that of Human Capital Development, by training Primary school teachers for both General and Early Childhood Development Courses for Zimbabwe, the Region and the world at large, through application of Education 5.0 paradigm.


Madziwa Teachers College, as a dynamic, progressive, efficient and reputable leading provider of quality teacher education.

Mission Statement

Madziwa Teachers College is an inclusive institution committed to developing patriotic, exemplary, innovative, competent, efficient and reputable primary school teachers for national and international manpower needs in collaboration with different stakeholders through interactive and outreach programmes.

Core Values


  • Ubuntu/Unhu
  • Patriotism
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Respectfulness
  • Accountability



  • Integrity
  • Resilience
  • Dedication
  • Servant leadership