NUST Historical Background
Nust accepted students 2023 pdf (Nust List of Selected Candidates 2023); The idea of a Second University in Zimbabwe was first mooted in June 1982 in the Report of the University of Zimbabwe, Vice Chancellor’s committee of Inquiry into the high failure rates which that University experienced in the years 1980 and 1981.It was not until late 1987, that the Vice Chancellor of the University of Zimbabwe, Professor W. J. Kamba discussed with his colleagues the necessity of approaching Government about setting up a feasibility study of a second university/campus. As a result of this discussion a recommendation was made to the then Minister of Education, Dr Dzingai Mutumbuka that a Commission be set up to look into the question of a second institution of higher education in Zimbabwe.
The Commission presented its report to His Excellency, the late former President, Robert G. Mugabe on the 1st February 1989. Its major conclusion was that, on the basis of manpower requirements for economic growth and of the increasing number of well qualified `A’ level school leavers, University expansion “is not only justified: it is also a necessity”. It recommended that a “Second University should be established with a Science and Technology bias”, and that the University “be located in Bulawayo and should admit its first students in 1993”.
After considering the report of the Commission, the Government of Zimbabwe decided to accept all the recommendations contained therein except the one relating to the timing of the first intake of students. Instead of 1993 the government decided that the University should open its “doors” to the first intake of students in May 1991.
However, there was a delay in taking steps for the actual implementation of the commission’s report. It was not until late 1989 that a committee was formed by the Ministry of Higher Education to make a first draft of the new University’s enabling legislation. The final draft Bill was presented to the Zimbabwe Parliament by the then Minister of Higher Education, Cde David Karimanzira on the 24th of October, 1990. It was piloted through Parliament together with a Bill amending the 1982 University of Zimbabwe Act. The effect was to make the Acts of the two universities virtually identical.
The name “National University of Science and Technology (NUST)” was adopted for the New University in Bulawayo. Meanwhile, even before the new University Bill was presented to Parliament the Minister of Higher Education had constituted the foundation Committee of the then proposed National University of Science and Technology.
In spite of numerous rather frustrating delays resulting from the launching of the Foundation Committee before the enabling Act had been promulgated, the long gap between the presentation of the Bill to Parliament in October 1990 and its Publication in December 1990, the lack of financial and budgetary provisions for the work of the Committee and the protracted negotiations with Treasury emanating from this, the Foundation Committee managed to meet the deadline set by the Minister of Higher Education at the launching ceremony. The Committee managed to arrange for the first intake of students into NUST to take place in April 1991.
The Committee further decided that for the 1991 academic year the University should offer first year teaching in the Faculties of Commerce, Industrial Technology and Applied Sciences. These were chosen mainly by virtue of the fact that they offered courses which were closest to those which were being offered by the University of Zimbabwe through its Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) programme at the Bulawayo Polytechnic. This made it possible for NUST to make use of the facilities at the Bulawayo Polytechnic for the benefit of its first year students. B. Tech. staff in Bulawayo were appointed by NUST and the transitional arrangements were satisfactory.
How to check Nust Accepted Students List 2023/2024
- Go to the National University of Science and Technology Admission Portal via: CLICK HERE
- Login with your Application Details, i.e Your username and password or index number.
- Navigate to the Admission Letter section to download and print your admission letter.