Three hundred and forty-six Teacher Capacity Development (TCD) students commenced exams on 20 January 2022 marking the conclusion of their second semester for the first year. The Teacher Capacity Development students returned to Campus on the 3rd of January 2022.
The three-year degree programmes are sponsored by UNICEF and focus on four main subjects, namely: Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology. The current cohort of student teachers which started in March 2021 are the second group to be registered at the University. However, they took a break in September 2021 due to the rise in COVID-19 cases and resumed this January to complete the first year of their three-year degree programme.
Bindura University of Science Education (BUSE) is also hosting another capacity building programme in the Department of Health Sciences which is offering a Postgraduate Diploma in Infection Prevention and Control (IPC). The current enrolled students are also on campus and taking a fourth module in Decontamination and Sterilization and the Health Science Department held a symposium on the 19th of January 2022 in line with that module. The two-year Infection Prevention and Control diploma has 16 registered student nurses who are expected to graduate this year after being enrolled in 2020.
The Bindura University of Science Education is laser focused on capacity building the national workforce especially within STEM disciplines in line with its mandate and national vision of promoting scientific innovation in resolving national challenges for development. The examinations for the Teacher Capacity Development programme (TCD) are scheduled to end on the 24th of January 2022.