Pioneer students in Art and Design at Belvedere Technical Teachers College in Harare have welcomed the introduction of the programme at their institution saying it will equip them with technical knowledge and skills in art and design.

Students at BTTC who are undergoing a three year training in Arts and Design have described the training of the subject as essential as it will, apart from learning lifelong skills, will help them in teaching the subject to their various institutions after training.

According to the lecturer in charge of Art and Design, Cleopas Jerimani, this group of students is the pioneer at BTTC while the Principal Ms Juliana Mbofana said the institution will continue churning out well trained teachers for the benefit of the nation in line with the new curriculum.

A visit by the ZBC News to the Art and Design Department saw students working in various areas such as textile designing, drawing, painting, graphic designing, photography, punching, collage and stencil printing.