The Minister of State for Manicaland Provincial Affairs, Cde Mandi Chimene has called upon the Manicaland community to take a leading role and invest in infrastructural development towards the establishment of Manicaland State University of Applied Sciences.

The Manicaland State University of Applied Sciences is slowly taking shape and the university charter is now in place, serve for the appointment of university council.

Cde Chimene toured the university campus to get a better appreciation of the developments.

“I am satisfied with the progress registered towards establishing the Manicaland State University of Applied Sciences, which is currently under incubation of the Midlands State University,” Cde Chimene.

The Pro-Vice Chancellor for the Midlands State University Manicaland College of Applied Sciences, Professor Albert Chahanda said a number of infrastructural development is required at the campus.

The Manicaland University of Applied Sciences, which has a multi-campus approach, was mandated to provide undergraduate and post graduate education in applied sciences, thereby contributing to economic development through intensive utilisation of land and value addition and beneficiation of country’s mineral wealth.

The college opened its doors on 15 April in 2013 and under the first phase, seven blocks were erected, while the construction and equipping of students hostels, a clinic and laboratories have been slated under phase two.