About Christ College

ACADEMIC RECOGNITION
Registration, Accreditation and Association
Christ College is registered and accredited with the government of Zimbabwe under the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education.

Christ College is an Associate College of The Zimbabwe Open University. Zimbabwe Open University was established in 1999 through an Act of Parliament, Act (Chapter 25:20) to offer programmes through the open and distance learning (ODL) mode and through ten regional centres countrywide and beyond, and seven Faculties (Commerce and Law, Science and Technology, Applied Social Sciences, Agriculture, Arts and Education, Information Technology and Multimedia Communication and Higher Degrees. It is a Chartered, State owned University by the government of Zimbabwe.   

International Collaboration and Partnership
Christ College has partnership with Christ University, Bangalore, India for the Bachelors, the Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).  CC recruits students for CU, Bangalore, India and facilitate registration for the Zimbabwean students on scholarship.  CC has academic partnership with Amity University Uttar, Pradesh India and Aldersgate College, Solano, Nueva, Philippines.  Christ College has also academic partnership with the University of South Wales, UK.  Christ College recommends students to the University of South Wales UK, University of Nicosia Cyprus, University of UNICAF UK.  

CC has satellite colleges in DRC, Zambia, Lubumbashi, Pretoria (SA), East London (SA), Botswana, Namibia and Lesotho.  It has under its umbrella primary and secondary schools in Zimbabwe, registered with the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education.

Fellowship and Membership
Christ College is a ministry of Christ Worship Centre Ministries and is a full member of the Evangelical Fellowship of Zimbabwe (EFZ) and the Association of Christian Theological Education in Zimbabwe (ACTEZ).

Essence of the college
Christ, the loving word, is the integrating center of Christ College, intentionally at the core of all the CC is and does. The College exists to produce graduates who think critically, live faithfully and impact effectively their spheres of influence. This purpose is accomplished through a high competent and dedicated faculty, an integrated academic curriculum, and student life programs designed to strengthen faith, shape character and nurture compassionate response in a need-filled world.

Background
Christ College was founded in 2005 through the fervent prayer of Bishop Prof Washington and Bishop Tendai Mahiya.  It is accredited by the government of Zimbabwe under the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education.  The college started as a diploma awarding institution at number 21 Chinhoyi Street with 21 students in the department of Theology and Ministry.  Christ College is a miracle upon a miracle.  In the same year the number of students grew to 85 students.  In 2008 Christ College graduation was graced by the Vice Chancellor of Zimbabwe Open University, Prof P. Kurasha who was the Guest of Honour.  The occasion was awesome.   In February 2011 Christ College signed a MoA with Great Zimbabwe University.  Under this MoA Christ College offered Undergraduate and Post graduate programmes in the faculty of Commerce, Arts and Social Sciences. So far 3786 peoples graduated from Christ College with Diplomas, Bachelors and Masters Degrees.  

In September 2011 Christ College signed a MoA with Zimbabwe Open University as an Agent. On 11th April 2016 Zimbabwe Open University and Christ College upgraded the MoA into Associateship status with Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes.

In November 2011 Christ College signed a MoA with Christ University, Bangalore, India as an agent.  So far 45 (forty-five) PhD candidates have completed their degree programmes with this prestigious institution and more than 165 (one hundred and sixty-five) students through Christ College have been sent to Christ University for the Bachelors and Masters programmes as full time students on scholarship.  Christ College by the grace of God has opened satelite centres in Zambia, Pretoria (SA), East London (SA), DRC and three more centres will be opened before end of the year in Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland, Angola, Dubai and Tanzania.

Since Christ College’s inception, it has seen students coming from UK, Angola, DRC, Namibia, Botswana, Tanzania, Lesotho, RSA, Swaziland, Mozambique, Sudan, South Sudan, Malawi, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Dubai, Cameroon, Congo Brazzaville, Zambia, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.  Most of our graduates are prominent figures in the Government, in the Political Arena, Private Sectors, NGOs, Institutions of Higher Learning and Churches all over the world.  High profile figures both nationally and internationally have passed through Christ College.  Indeed God is amazing.

Future Projections
Christ College under its projection aspires to become a chartered university in Zimbabwe in 10 years.  With Zimbabwe Open University and other reputable institutions of higher learning through mentoring, grooming, Christ College’s dream of becoming the best institution in Africa will become a reality.  

Educational Philosophy
At Christ College, the educational philosophy is guided by our non-denominational Statement of Faith, which is embraced by all faculty and staff. This brief statement affirms the key element of the historical Christian faith, yet allows latitude on issues defining denominational distinctive. Our shared commitment assures consensus on the foundational tenets of the faith while accommodating productive dialogue so that students develop their intellectual skills and formulate their Christian worldview.      

The College emphasizes excellence in its academic programs and fosters strong student academic achievement. Class size is designed to encourage personal interactions between faculty and students enhancing the learning process. The College seeks to allow students the flexibility to personalize their programs of study and to participate in a variety of enriching co-curricular educational opportunities, which fosters meaningful community experiences.

The essence, therefore, of the CC experience is its integration of faith and learning. This distinctive integration of academic achievement, character development and spiritual formation prepares CC graduates to honour God and impact the world with their lives.

What we believe
Christ College realizes that its existence affects stakeholders beyond its own interests and recognizes the impact its operations have on the community at large.

We believe in employing ethical conduct in our dealings with social and integration of social and environmental concerns in our interactions with students, our employees, the business since 2005, the college has consistently strive towards integrating the principles of corporate social responsibility with its corporate strategy.

•    Strategic Objectives
•    Mission
•    Vision
•    Biblical Foundation
•    Statement of Faith
•    Lifestyle Expectations

Strategic Objectives
In pursuit of Christ College’s God-given vision and mission, our first priority continues to be an enduring commitment to Jesus Christ and His Kingdom. To that end, the CC Board of Trustees, Advisory Council Board and Academic Board of Studies have established a set of strategic objectives to guide the future of the College.

Christ College shall:

•    Honour Christ and share the love of Christ on campus and around the world;
•    Teach students to trust the Bible, live holy lives and be evangelists;
•    Be a magnet for outstanding students and prepare them for positions of
    significant leadership in the church, business, government and professionals by
    offering an excellent education in strategic disciplines;
•    Teach students how to learn;
•    Teach students how to think for themselves;
•    Teach students how to speak and write clearly and effectively;
•    Give students significant opportunities to serve our Lord while they are at CC
    and help them develop a lifetime habit of such service.
•    Impact our culture in support of traditional family values, sanctity of life,
compassion for the poor, Biblical view of human nature, limited government, personal freedom, free markets, natural law, original intent of the constitution and African civilization;
•    Be seekers of truth;
•    Debunk “spend ideas” and those who traffic in them;
•    Ask God to multiply our time and ability to the glory of His great name;
•    Be a servant of the Church; and
•    Become a great College

VISION
“Academic Excellence in Education through Teaching, Research, Open and Distance Learning”

Christ College aspires to be a leading contributor to academic excellence in education through teaching, research, open and distance learning.
We are envisioned to offer academic excellence that empowers people to shape the future.

MISSION

“To advance education, scholarship, knowledge and understanding by teaching, research, open and distance learning mode for the benefit of individuals and society at large.”
•    To help students become educated individuals, achieve their academic and professional goals and assume responsible roles in a changing world.
•    To promote research and generation of knowledge
•    To be of service to society through the dissemination and application of knowledge as well as through innovative partnerships with business, civic society and institutions.
 
Foundational Principles

Christ College’s Foundational Principles “Christ” points to Jesus Christ as both the ground and foundation for personal salvation and pattern for life and service.

Christ Community
Our community of interdependent students, faculty and staff seeks to honour and obey Jesus Christ, who is present in Spirit and speaks in Scripture and to advance God’s purpose in the lives of every member.

Academics
Our undergraduate and graduate curriculum integrates faith and learning in a scholarly environment that fosters critical and creative thinking, academic excellence and professional competence.

Spiritual Formation
Our academic and student development programs cultivate a deep and enduring faith that affirms the authority of Scripture and embraces Christ as the authentic center of life.

Engagement with the world
Our students experience and engage the world in ways that prepare them to be leaders who serve and transform their professions, churches and communities.

Biblical Foundation
“Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is-His good, pleasing and perfect will” Romans 12:2.

“For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.” John 1:17.

Statement of Faith
CC unites with the broad, historic evangelical faith rather than affiliating with any specific denomination. In this commitment, the College embraces the following declarations of the National association of Evangelicals.

We believe the Bible to be inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Faith and in His personal return in power and glory.

We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful people, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; that they are saved unto the resurrection of life and that they are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

These declarations do not comprise all that individual Christians may consider important elements of faith; rather, they establish the essential framework within which members of the College both unite in shared beliefs and explore differences.

Lifestyle Expectations
As an institution of evangelical Christians, we believe that our faith in Christ is a living faith bears visible fruit as, through God’s grace and empowering, we gradually grow in
likeness to Jesus. As Paul urged the Ephesians, we also urge one another “to live a life worthy of the calling you have received” (Eph 4:1).

As an educational institution, we believe that out students learn important lessons about spirituality, character, integrity and morality by observing within the institution the Christ-like values and lived out by respected role models.

As a result, our institutional missions is fulfilled in part as members of the CC community, students, faculty, staff and administrators-consciously seek a lifestyle that is both pleasing to Christ and exemplary to those who may be observing. To foster fulfilment of this aspect of our mission, we define guidelines for the behaviour and conduct that are expected of those who choose to be part of our community.     
    

Academic Commitment

Christ College’s commitment to providing a transformative educational experience for its students is amazing.   It has never wavered.  Not in 10 years.  Not ever.  As Christ College continues to grow and change to meet the educational needs of the community, its dedication to students remains unchanged.  Christ College challenges students of all backgrounds and ages to pursue lives of leadership and service in a changing environment.

•    Christ College has an outstanding reputation as an institution that provides
    students with quality education.
•    We are committed to excellence in training and research within an international
    context.
•    Education at Christ College is about creating opportunities for the future.
•    At Christ College we see students’ time as more than just a degree.
•    At Christ College, we will help you fulfill an exciting future as part of a local
    and global community.

CC is proud to be a college delivering excellence in education for all students in an award winning, sustainable environment.

CC is proud to make a contribution to society, with many research projects. CC’s academic staff has established a reputation for students. The college pride itself on the caring attitude of its staff, which students extra support and attention they need to succeed.

CC certainly offers the best education possible. Our degrees are recognized by relevant professional bodies in Africa and internationally.

CC graduate have found employment in a diverse range of challenging professions.

CC students develop the ability to think independently and critically, to assimilate new information and to apply knowledge to practical problems and new situations. These skills are imperative in our rapidly changing world.

Your degree will be internationally recognized and provide a solid foundation for the future career success.

ACADEMIC REPUTATION
•    Christ College “The Friendly College”
•    The College puts students at the heart of everything we do
•    We are also proud of our academic reputation which reflects the high quality of
the education we provide.
•    Christ College has an outstanding reputation as an institution that provides
     students with quality education.
•    We are committed to excellence in training and research within an international
    context.
•    Education at Christ College is about creating opportunities for the future.
•    At Christ College we see students’ time as more than just a degree.
•    At Christ College, we will help you fulfil an exciting future as part of a local
    and global community.

What are the benefits of enrolling with Christ College?

We impart quality education to meet national and global challenges by blending theoretical knowledge with practical skills. The mission is achieved through selected high quality academic programs which result in the following outcomes:

ACADEMIC OUTCOMES
1.    High Order Thinking
Students develop and demonstrate the ability to think critically, analytically and creatively.

2.    Literacy
Students develop and demonstrate competency in oral and written communication as well as demonstrate scientific quantitative and technologically literacy.

3.    Multicultural and Global Understanding
Students acquire an understanding of economic, historical, political struggle from colonialism, geographical and environmental relationship on a global basis.

4.    Preparedness of Career
Mastery of a field of knowledge and its multicultural and multinational application through both formal study, research, and various experienced forms of learning such as internship and field experiences.

5.    Leadership and Ethics
Students formulate and articulate the ethical standards which will guide their professional and personal lives.

6.    Community Services and Development
Students are given opportunities to participate in community service, citizenship or social action projects or activities.

This mission is carried out in an environment which encourages intellectual and scholarly development fostering openness to a wide range of ideas, cultures and people.

Statement of Values

To foster within the College community the values of personal and academic integrity, the liberty to question and to pursue knowledge of respect of the laws of the Republic of Zimbabwe, the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, ZIMCHE, democratic governance and management of the institution, respect of persons, professionalism and diligence, ethical behaviour, civic responsibility, Multi-cultural awareness, tolerance, sustainability of resources, entrepreneurship and innovation, personalized attention and student focus.

CORE VALUES
Life Long Learning
Develop a learning culture in the College that continues throughout a person’s life time.

Integrity
Ensuring that the pursuit of excellence within the College by upholding professional and ethical standards and being accountable.

Innovativeness
Introducing new methods and strategies that ensure quality, efficiency, effectiveness and productivity.

Social Responsibility
Providing leadership in responding to issues of national and global concern through collaborative efforts.

Academic Freedom
Upholding the spirit of free and critical thinking and enquiry, through open exchange of ideas and knowledge and enhances personal growth.

General Aims

1)    The promotion of science, knowledge, learning and education, through distance, teaching and research for the benefit of society,
2)    The cultivation, transmission, application and inter-disciplinary exchange of knowledge and
3)    The provision of high quality undergraduate and graduate education that is recognized, and of other programmes of study, which are of an international standard.
The college gives priority to providing students with academic and professional skills such as:-
a)    To become educated individuals and develop critical skills and communication abilities, achieved through faculty of Arts and Education, Applied Social Sciences and Commerce and Law.  Evidence for this critical essays, assignments, individual and group projects, presentations, internships, educational trips etc, plus the various distinctions/prices, awards earned by our students through their participation in numerous conferences, community activities, and so on, and
b)    To acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for their profession instilled through specialized courses which the relevant professions require before graduates can practice.  Evidence of this being achieved is our association with the State, Chartered University, Zimbabwe Open University, our association with the government of Zimbabwe under the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, observe the rules and regulations set by the Zimbabwe Council On Higher Education (ZIMCHE) with ACTEZ, EFZ.  With these academic and professional skills, Christ College graduates are able to succeed both at national, regional and as well as at global level.

Focus on Research
Another important priority and the generation of knowledge especially in applied manner and of benefit to the economy and society.  Realizing that it does not have the resources to be a top research college, Christ College emphasizes the generation of knowledge which is primarily focused on Zimbabwe and the region and is more applied in nature.

Contribution to Society
The third priority of Christ College is service to society and innovative partnerships with other reputable institutions both nationally and internationally.
This is illustrated by the innumerable academic and public service activities such as Citizens, Free College, International Conferences, Seminars, Lectures to inmates and the public presence of our faculty in the media for current affairs.

Benefits of enrolling with Christ College

  • Christ Centred
  • High Order Thinking
  • Leadership and Ethics
  • Literacy
  • Multicultural and global understanding
  • Preparedness of career
  • Community Services and Development

Contact Details:

Christ College | City Campus |Caspi House Block B, First Floor, Number 6 Harare St,Corner Harare St/Charter Rd, Harare, Zimbabwe | Tel: +263-4-744697 | Cell: (263) 773 108 994 / (263) 773 022 357/ (263) 733 811 294 | E-Mail: | Website: www.christcollege.ac.zw

Satellite Colleges:

Christ College, DRC +243 816146888  E-Mail:  | Christ College, Zambia +260 966614067 E-Mail:  | Christ College, Pretoria (RSA) +27784987479 E-Mail:  | Christ College, East London (RSA) +27723150043 E-Mail:  | Christ College, Lesotho +2666319189 E-Mail:  | Christ College, Malawi +265 883637049 E-Mail: