A warm Welcome to Masvingo Polytechnic, A Leading Centre for Heritage Based Education and Training, Innovation, Science and Technology Development.
Masvingo Polytechnic is conveniently located along Masvingo-Beitbridge highway opposite Flamboyant Hotel. It is the biggest Polytechnic in Masvingo Province and offers a variety of courses from which one is free to choose. 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.
The Polytechnic has four Divisions and these include the, Division of Applied Sciences, Division of Commerce, Division of Engineering and the Division of On the Job Education and Training (OJET)
Masvingo Polytechnic offers a Bachelor of Technology Honours degree in Food Science Technology for students with Advanced Level (‘A’ level), National Certificate (NC), National Diploma (ND) and Higher National Diploma in Food Science.
Masvingo Polytechnic offers Part-Time studies mainly in the Division of Commerce and Block release in the Engineering and Applied Sciences Divisions
As a means to ensure access to training by those without 5 “O” levels, we offer Traditional Apprentices Programme (TAP) during school holidays on specific skills for various trades.
For more details, please contact the respective Head of Department/Division.
We seek to deliver high-quality, fit-for-purpose education and training that equip current and future human capital with soft and hard skills they need for the innovation, industrialisation and modernisation of Zimbabwe in line with vision 2030, through the Heritage based Education 5.0 Philosophy
We embrace the growing diversity of our communities, entrepreneurs, industry and commerce and all our stakeholders and seek their participation, ideas, and views to ensure that our programmes are inclusive of their needs and aspirations.
We will be, at all times, guided by our Client Charter and Strategic Plan 2012 – 2023.
A leading Centre for Heritage Based Education and Training, Innovation, Science and Technology Development by 2030
To produce competent and enterprising human capital through heritage based Education 5.0, Innovation, Science and Technology Development for the production of goods and services for competitive Industrialization and Modernization.
We are committed to working collectively with all stakeholders
We are accountable , dependable, loyal and patriotic
We interplay and promote synergies considering stakeholders as partners and resource people
We act with openness and transparency in all dealings with all Stakeholders
We have a proactive approach in taking practical action as we search for solutions
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.