Masvingo Polytechnic Current Prospectus

Masvingo Polytechnic Current Prospectus

Masvingo Polytechnic was established by the Manpower Planning and Development Act 1984 (No. 36), and amended in 1994 Chapter (28:02), in 1987 by renting 2 buildings in the high density suburb of Mucheke offering National Diploma courses in Secretarial and Accounting.  

In 1988, the Polytechnic moved to its present site, adjacent to the provincial capital, Masvingo City, and 25km from the historic Great Zimbabwe ruins. In 1992, Engineering Departments such as Electrical, Mechanical and Automotive were opened.  In 1993, disciplines such as Art and Design, Clothing, Hairdressing and Chemical were introduced.

Meanwhile the Division of Commerce went on to offer Higher National Diploma in Accountancy and Marketing and also introduced Computer Studies, Storekeeping leading to the offering of Higher National Diploma in Secretarial Studies in 1999.

Since then, the Polytechnic expanded to offer a variety of courses such as Food Science, Motor Vehicle Body Repair, Computer Systems, Instrumentation, Civil and Construction, Horticulture, Purchasing and Supply, Human Resources Management, Records Management and Bachelor of Technology in Food Science. 

In 2015, Animal Production was introduced in the Horticulture department. Currently the College has three Academic Divisions (Applied Sciences, Commerce and Engineering), with18 functional departments.

The Polytechnic, since its inception, through Education 3.0 (Teaching, Community Service and Research) has been producing skilled trainees for Industry and Commerce.

The introduction of the Heritage Based Education 5.0 Philosophy, with the two additional pillars (Innovation and Industrialization) coupled by the fact that the Polytechnic is operating in a rapidly changing environment, with the fourth industrial revolution upon us, there is a changing range of knowledge, skills and competences required to respond to evolving technology, digital and pandemic disruptions, aimed at producing goods and services.

The Department

The Student Affairs Department is composed of the following:

The Head of Department Student Affairs

Polytechnic Wardens

Student Representative Council (SRC)

Our Aim

To help students achieve their desirable goals and develop them to their full potential through education, sports and skills development.

Our Vision

To constantly facilitate and provide students an environment that is conducive for the production of competitive cadres who are versatile, patriotic and acceptable.

Mission Statement

The Department endeavours to constantly and consistently promote and support the nurturing of responsible students on and off the campus. 

Core Values

Mutual respect

Patriotism and commitment

Excellence and professionalism



Deportment (umhu/Ubuntu)


To facilitate the development and learning of students

To promote student’s spiritual, psychological, social and physical welfare

To promote on and off campus development of the whole student

To offer counselling, carrier guidance and advisory services

To offer on and off campus residential and health care services

To facilitate the provision of sports, student’s clubs and recreational facilities.

Rules And Regulations

All students are required to read the rules and regulations. Download the Rules and Regulations HERE.


Masvingo Polytechnic Courses Offered pdf

Each one of our courses offer one an opportunity to realize one’s potential academically and professionally, increasing one’s chances of getting employed as well as becoming an entrepreneur.

Masvingo Polytechnic Courses Offered pdf

Masvingo Polytechnic Admission Requirements

he Masvingo Polytechnic has a different Admissions intake annually for various programmes. Hence, February, May and August Intakes, admission application form pdf, admission requirements, courses offered, admission letters, online application portal, student portal, tenders, application fees, portal, transcript, notable alumni, closing date, fees structure will be updated on this page as released by the authority of the Institution for the academic year.

Masvingo Polytechnic Admission Requirements

Masvingo Polytechnic Tuition And Fees Structure

Below Is the Official Masvingo Teachers College Fee schedule to be paid by each student respectively for the academic session.

Masvingo Polytechnic Tuition And Fees Structure

Masvingo Polytechnic details

Address: P.O.Box 800

Beitbridge Road, Opposite Flamboyant Hotel

Masvingo +263 Zimbabwe

Location: Masvingo, Zimbabwe

Telephone Number: +263 39 252176

Telephone Number 2: +263 39 252269

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