Gwanda State University

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Gwanda State University
TypeTertiary education institution
Officer in charge
Professor Callistus Ndlovu (task team head)[1]
Vice-ChancellorDr Sikhulumani Bayeza Mangena. (designate)[1]
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[2]
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.[2] The university is temporarily at the former Epoch Mine in Gwanda whilst construction takes place.[3] 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]


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 "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.