The Department opened in January 2018 with a pioneer group of students for this three-year course

Hillside Teachers’ College is the fisrt college to train Agriculture teachers in Matabeleland

The entry requirements are :

Five (5) O-Level subjects among which should be the following:

  • Agriculture,
  • Mathematics,
  • English Language and
  • Science.
  • A-Level Agriculture is an added advantage.

This three-year course follows the 3-3-3 model, that is, 1 year in, one year out on Teaching Practice and last year in.

The Agriculture course covers, among other sections,

  • Soil Science,
  • Crop Science,
  • Animal Science,
  • Horticulture,
  • Agricultural Engineering,
  • Crop production,
  • Animal Production,
  • Forestry and Wildlife,
  • Agricultural Economics,
  • History of Agriculture and
  • Pedagogics.

This is a dynamic course that aims at moulding competent Agriculture teachers in Zimbabwe