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Location of Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo Polytechnic in Matabeleland South
Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo Polytechnic is a state higher education institution in Gwanda, Zimbabwe, offering Diploma in Education.
The Government of Zimbabwe plans major investment into the polytechnic, which will allow it to start offering degrees and resolve the accommodation shortage for students.
The planned Gwanda State University shall be hosted by the Polytechnic whilst construction takes place.
Harare • Languages, Philology, Linguistic Studies
It is a part of the Seventh-day Adventist education system, the world's second largest Christian school system.
Gwanda State University is a future state higher education institution that is planned to open in Gwanda, Zimbabwe in 2012. The university shall be hosted by the Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo Polytechnic in Gwanda whilst construction takes place.
It is planned that the university will start with two faculties, the Faculty of Mining Engineering and the Faculty of Agriculture, with a Faculty of Industrial Management to follow later. The main campus shall be on an 87 Ha site in Gwanda, with 2.5 ha farm at Filabusi.
Harare • Languages, Philology, Linguistic Studies
Bulawayo • Business
The polytechnic provides a number of higher education qualifications. It has played host to exchange students from many countries including the United States and western Europe. It has two provides technical and vocational education for the nation.
It has been attempting to become a University College, but fell out of favour in preference to the establishment of the National University of Science and Technology; the National University of Science and Technology used Bulawayo Polytechnic facilities to get started.The Polytechnic is now offering two Bachelor of Technology degrees in Environmental Health as well as Water Resource Engineering in conjunction with NUST.
In 2001 Bulawayo Polytechnic produced a radical council led by vice-president Blessing Sibanda who took over as president after the suspension of Kwanisai Mafa who had allegedly misappropriated funds with Nkululeko Sibanda as Secretary General . This council took the Zimbabwean government to task over privatisation of accommodation issues which saw the withdrawal of many students. This was the first council from Bulawayo to challenge the Zimbabwean government which prompted the then minister of Higher Education to order their expulsion.
Although expelled from the College, Nkululeko Sibanda became the President of the Zimbabwe National Students Union (ZINASU). He is the only person to lead ZINASU without being a university student. During his term of office, ZINASU won the International Student Peace Prize in Norway.
Blessing Vava, Students Union President 2006-7, was named the most exemplary student in 2006. The militant student leader led protests against high tuition fees and in support of students rights. This resulted in him being arrested on numerous occasions by the law enforcement agents in Zimbabwe, and he was subsequently denied registration to complete his studies. He is the spokesman for the Zimbabwe National Students Union.
The Chinhoyi University of Technology has grown out of the Chinhoyi Technical Teachers’ College that was founded in 1991. The first-degree programmes were offered in 1999 under the control of the University of Zimbabwe. Soon afterwards, in 2001, the institution gained full university status.
Today, the university provides undergraduate courses in the fields of agriculture, engineering, and business sciences. Technical teacher education, and creative art and design, are offered through the university’s single institute, the Institute of Lifelong Learning. With nearly 3 000 students and an academic staff of 163, the university describes itself as ‘a small but highly selective institution’.
A Strategic Management postgraduate masters programme was introduced in 2005, and ‘continues to flourish’, a claim that warrants respect when the records show that 62 master's degrees were conferred in 2008, alongside the nearly 700 undergraduate degrees. In addition, a new school is being planned, the School of Hospitality and Tourism, which as part of its academic programme will run a hotel existing on the experimental farm as a commercial venture. The university is there to serve a great purpose to the whole nation.
Harare • Business • Management • Theology, Religion
In 2014, the University extended its reach by opening 3 satellite campuses in Bulawayo, Chinhoyi and Mutare which are major cities in Zimbabwe.
Bindura • Education, Educational Research • Computer Science, Robotics
The main campus is located 5 km from Bindura town center, with a separate campus which houses the department of computer science on the Trojan Road.
Management • Agriculture, Fisheries, Food
The Current College principal is Sunny Moyo.
Trains people from the Hwange community, and from elsewhere in the region, as licensed professional guides and hunters, and other tourism- and safari-related vocations where a background in holistic management enhances employment opportunities.
Trains people from Non governmental Organizations (NGO’s) throughout the region in the development of holistically managed community-based conservation programs;
Trains current or aspiring professionals in wildlife management that integrates the needs and aspirations of the human communities that share their resource base with wildlife.
Carries out a research program on community-based ecosystem monitoring, designed and led by faculty and graduate students of Tufts University, was initiated in 2002.
Mathematics, Statistics, Finance • Audit, Accounting • Business • Management
The commercial degrees are modelled on the University of South Africa curriculum. It offers degrees in commerce with specialisation in fields such as accounting (Chartered Accountant route), Finance, Quantitative Analysis, Marketing, and Business Management.
The main campus is located in Senga area, south east of Gweru central about 15 km (9.3 mi).It is close to Fletcher Boys High School.
Ecology, Evolution, Environment
One of a number of universities the government opened after independence in 1980, Great Zimbabwe University began life as the Masvingo State University (MSU). which was established through the recommendations of the 1995 Chetsanga Report. The report had proposed the devolution of teachers’ and technical colleges into degree-awarding institutions that would eventually become universities in their own right. A university college attached to the University of Zimbabwe was accordingly launched in 1999/2000. Two years later, an Act of Parliament created the autonomous Masvingo State University. The name was changed to Great Zimbabwe University two years later.
The university offers degree and diploma programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in the arts, commerce, education and the sciences. The programmes are designed to be responsive to the needs of the job market in Zimbabwe’s ever-changing economy.