Gwanda State University

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Gwanda State University
TypeTertiary education institution
Officer in charge
Professor Callistus Ndlovu (task team head)
Vice-ChancellorProfessor Ntombizakhe Mpofu Mlilo
PatronAngeline Masuku
Location, ,
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
CampusGwanda, Filabusi[1]
AffiliationsMinistry 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 in Gwanda, Zimbabwe.[1] The university is temporarily at the former Epoch Mine in Gwanda whilst construction takes place.[2] 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.[1]


The university has two faculties — Engineering and Agriculture — with a Faculty of Industrial Management to follow later.

Programs offered under the faculty of engineering (five years):

  • Beng (Hons) Metallurgical Engineering
  • Beng (Hons) Mining Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Surveying and Geomatics Engineering

Programs offered in the faculty of agriculture (four years):

  • Bsc (Hons) Agriculture-Crop science
  • Bsc (Hons) Agriculture–Animal science


  1. ^ a b c "Gwanda State University to open in January next year". Bulawayo24 News. 6 December 2011. Retrieved 17 January 2012.
  2. ^ "Gwanda varsity plans advanced". The Herald. 2 August 2011. Retrieved 17 January 2012.