Leading the pack in science education, Hilbright Science College has launched and organisation known as National Science Education Development Trust (NaSEDT) which is aimed at improving science education in the country through a number of initiatives. These include setting up Science Centres consisting of well-equipped physics, chemistry and biology laboratories in convenient places around urban schools where students from both private and government schools can come and do practicals after school and during weekends at nominal charges. One of the major factors contributing to poor grades in science subjects at A-level is lack of access to practicals by students during the course of their studies. In most schools students are only allowed access to lab practicals when they are in upper six with virtually no access when they are in lower six. And because of lack of practice, they perform poorly in the exams due poor psychomotor skills. The established Science Centres is intended to provide unlimited access to lab practicals by all students including O-level students.
National Science Education Development Trust (NaSEDT is sourcing lab equipment and chemicals from India through donations from well-wishers. Over 10 million dollars is needed to establish Science Centres in all urban schools which are proportionate to the number of schools available. Some lab equipment will be donated to deserving schools in the rural areas. The establishment of science centres is currently in progress in Chitungwiza, Mabvuku, Highfield, Warren Park and City Centre. Highly trained and experienced Hilbright Science College tutors will monitor and assist students with practicals in these centres. In addition to conducting science practicals at the centres, student will be given an opportunity to carry out science projects to produce gargets and chemicals such as detergents which can be used in the community. This is in line with the new curriculum which puts great emphasis on psychomotor skills development.