MESSAGE BY THE PRINCIPAL

At Presbyterian Women’s College of Education we value every individual in our care and it is our aim to provide the best possible environment in which students can succeed. Our college has grown from its inception in 1928 to accommodate over thousands of students in its first-class teaching facilities which are amid beautifully kept grounds. We are fortunate to have a talented, highly committed teaching and support staff here to ensure the learning environment of our students is the best it can be. Our Presbyterian foundation provides the fabric with which the tapestry of our students' experiences unfolds. Optimism, tradition, inclusiveness, service, compassion, tolerance, hope and faithfulness are the underpinnings of a Presbyterian Women’s College of Education. It is in this context that our students learn. We seek to instil in our students a passion for learning that will bring the knowledge and understanding they will need to make a positive contribution to the communities in which they live and work.

Developing and maintaining a vibrant research culture is a key component to PWCE. We are committed in our belief that research and innovation is an integral component of any academic programme. In addition to the intellectual benefits research provides, it also leads to the development of novel intellectual property, which is a key metric for today. Research also promotes intra and inter-institutional collaboration at national and international levels. The opportunity for academics to discover new truths and to allow for free intellectual inquiry enhances the quality and of all PWCE’s academic programmes.

The leadership of PWCE supports the emergence of a viable and sustainable research program that commensurate with the capacity of the PWCE. Accordingly the office of the Project Coordinator for Research & Innovation is being supported by a Research Management Committee (RMC) which oversees and manages all research related activities of PWCE. The Committee consists of several researchers that facilitate the academic staff and the PWCE, in general, to participate in all research programs internally, nationally and internationally. We will continuously make greater efforts to strengthen research for national capacity building and create fertile ground for innovation.

At Presbyterian Women’s College of Education, we are focused on excellence, innovation and high expectations in everything we do. We want every student to achieve their highest potential. And we believe that it is important that every student demonstrates a sense of pride in their academic work. Our program of support, guidance and recognition for achievement is a hallmark of the College. This, combined with access to modern study and research facilities, underpins an expectation that every student aims for his or her personal best in everything they do and demonstrates self-respect and pride in their work. Each student is responsible for completing every task on time and to the best of his or her ability to enable teachers to assess their learning progress.