Gwanda State University

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Gwanda University College of NUST
Type Tertiary Education Institution
Established 2012[1]
Officer in charge
Professor Callistus Ndlovu (task team head)[1]
Vice-Chancellor Dr Sikhulumani Bayeza Mangena (designate)[1]
Patron Angeline Masuku
Location Gwanda, Matabeleland South, Zimbabwe
20°57′06″S 29°00′53″E / 20.951631°S 29.01476°E / -20.951631; 29.01476Coordinates: 20°57′06″S 29°00′53″E / 20.951631°S 29.01476°E / -20.951631; 29.01476
Campus Gwanda, Filabusi[2]
Affiliations Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Zimbabwe
Gwanda State University is located in Zimbabwe
Gwanda State University
Location of Gwanda State University in Matabeleland South

Gwanda State University is a state higher education institution that is located in Gwanda, Zimbabwe .[2] The university is temporarily located at the former Epoch Mine in Gwanda whilst construction takes place.[3]

The university has two faculties, the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Agriculture, with a Faculty of Industrial Management to follow later. The main campus shall be on an 87 hectares (210 acres) site in Gwanda, with a 2.5 hectares (6.2 acres) farm at Filabusi.[2]

Programs offered under the faculty of engineering (5 years) are:

  • Beng (Hons) Metallurgical Engineering
  • Beng (Hons) Mining Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Surveying and Geomatics Engineering
  • Programs offered in the faculty of agriculture (4 years) are:
  • Bsc (Hons) Agriculture-Crop science
  • Bsc (Hons)Agriculture–Animal science


  1. ^ a b c "Efforts to establish Gwanda varsity gather momentum". The Chronicle. 11 January 2012. Retrieved 2012-01-19. 
  2. ^ a b c "Gwanda State University to open in January next year". Bulawayo24 News. 2011-12-06. Retrieved 2012-01-17. 
  3. ^ "Gwanda varsity plans advanced". The Herald. 2 August 2011. Retrieved 2012-01-17.