Mutare Polytechnic Current Prospectus

Mutare Polytechnic Current Prospectus

Mutare Polytechnic is a Government run Technical Vocational Education and Training institution which is under the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education. Mutare Polytechnic is situated in the eastern border town of Mutare , Manicaland, Province. Mutare is Zimbabwe’s gateway to the sea, linking to the Port of Beira along the east cost of Mozambique by rail and road.

Mutare Polytechnic at its inception in 1984 was known as Umtali Technical College and its main role was to curtail the shortage of the much needed technical skills that prevailed at that time. Umtali Technical College operated as a satellite college for Salisbury Technical College (now Harare Polytechnic College).

It started operating behind OK Bazaars, offering rudimentary courses in secretarial studies. From its commissioning Mutare Polytechnic operated with two functional divisions of Commerce and Engineering which multiplied to 5 divisions, with a student enrolment of slightly over 200.

The actual construction of the buildings at the current site started in November 1984. After the National Manpower strategy, it was decided to upgrade Mutare Institute to a Technical college.

Mutare Polytechnic opened its doors to the public in 1986 to develop manpower for both industry and commerce.  At the advent of our independence in 1980, it was noted that there was a huge manpower exodus and that created technical and human skills gap in the industries. A wide curriculum catering for various interests as well as the local, national and regional labour markets is offered.


Heritage based empowered human capital for industrialization and modernization by 2030


To develop skilled human capital through heritage-based Education 5.0 for quality goods and services


Equity:           Quality of being impartial, just and fair

Innovation:     Translating an idea or invention into a product that creates value.

Integrity:         Steadfast to strict moral and ethical principles and firm adherence to code of conduct.


COURSES OFFERED – Mutare Polytechnic Courses Offered pdf

ADMISSION REQUIREMENT – Mutare Polytechnic Admission Requirements

TUITION AND FEES STRUCTURE – Mutare Polytechnic Tuition And Fees Structure


Mutare Polytechnic

P.O. Box 640, Mutare

Josiah Tongogara/Vincent Ave

Tel : +263 20 63141 / 63153

Fax : +263 20 66912