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College Press Publishers is one of the largest book publishers in Zimbabwe, majoring in Primary and Secondary textbooks that are approved by the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education. 

We are a highly innovative and dynamic organisation with a focus on satisfying the ever-changing needs of our customers and creating educational materials that are based on the ZIMSEC curriculum.

College Press understands that Zimbabwe is a diverse nation with different ethnic groups, therefore, we ensure our Educational Materials cater for our language differences by publishing in Shona, English and Ndebele.

Over the years, our primary Ventures series and our secondary Focus series have earned us a top publishing spot in the eyes of all our stakeholders.

For more information on these books and other products, please view our catalogue.

Why College Press Books?

  • Our books provide complete syllabus coverage for students preparing for their external examinations and they meet all the ZIMSEC requirements.
  • They cater for pupils of different abilities with remediation content for children with reading difficulties and thought-provoking content for students with greater reading abilities.
  • They are user-friendly in a way that learners can use them on their own without any difficulties.
  • They have graded questions which make it easier for the teacher to select content suitable for each child.
  • They furnish learners across Zimbabwe in terms of language adeptness.
  • They include literature that builds up vocabulary, spelling, grammar and fluency which strengthens comprehension reading, they also build the learner’s confidence and make reading a pleasure.

Teacher Guides

We believe that support for teachers is essential to successful teaching and learning, therefore all our Learner’s textbooks are supplemented with Teacher Guides. These guides are used concurrently with the Learner’s book to provide the teacher with practical and creative solutions to challenges which might be encountered in the classroom.

International Products

College Press publishers also sells books from Macmillan Education. Macmillan Education publishes a wide range of books to suit all academic levels. Macmillan Education has been publishing for over 150 years and their high-quality materials are tailored to primary and secondary school learners. Macmillan Education produces printed and digital resources according to the needs of the students in each country and to the demands of different Ministries of Education.

We are also proud to be agents of international publishers such as Palgrave, Hodder and Cambridge. Palgrave is a global cross-market publisher specialising in quality trade non-fiction and cutting-edge academic books. They publish general interest books as well as textbooks, journals, monographs, professional and reference works.

Hodder Education is a leading publisher of the Cambridge International Examination (CIE) materials .They are endorsed by the CIE.  Most schools in Southern Africa who teach CIE use Hodder material as their books are content rich and visually engaging.

Cambridge University Press is a department of the University of Cambridge and is both an academic and educational publisher. It publishes over 50,000 titles by authors from over 100 countries. Its publishing activities include academic journals, monographs, reference works, textbooks and English-language teaching and learning publications.


Due to the fact that the major languages in Zimbabwe are Ndebele and Shona, most children face the barrier to learning in terms of limited vocabulary. Dictionaries are an essential learning tool that helps to minimise the barrier. We have a wide range of dictionaries with up-to-date information on words and on how to use them, available in three main languages: English, Shona and Ndebele.

As the nation thrives to be a STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) centred country. Our English-Shona Science dictionaries simplify the terms, thus making it easier for students to understand Science in their own home language.