African Prime Institute of Science and Technology (APIST) is a Private Higher Learning Institution located in Manzini, NOZULAR House, opposite Raleigh Fitkin Memorial (RFM) Hospital and Nkosehlusaza Streets (Manzini, Kingdom of Eswatini). Its Academic Programs are: Agriculture & Rural Development; Health Records Management; Architecture Technology; Electronics & Telecommunication.


to be the pole of brilliance and academic excellence in science and technology.

Our Mission

The mission of APIST is to provide academic education, training in Science and Technology, service and social involvement, preparing the world for thoughtful, productive lives and service in their respective professions and places. The College aims at fostering academic and career success through the development of critical thinking, effective communication, creativity, and cultural awareness in a safe, accessible and affordable learning environment. In meeting the needs of our demographically diverse student population, the College embraces equity and accountability through measurable learning outcomes, ethical data-driven decisions and student achievement.

Our Core values

APIST is committed to the following core values:

Commitment – We endeavor to educate the whole person, nurture and challenge students intellectually, socially, spiritually, morally and aesthetically, preparing them to assume leadership in their professional, civic and personal lives.

Excellence – We seek an uncompromising standard of excellence in teaching, learning, research and creativity within and across the disciplines and in service to our students and our stakeholders.

Creativity – Our programs are designed to enable students to solve real-world problems with creativity and risk-taking and to obtain the solutions that are relevant, practical and sustainable.

Engaged learning – We strive to integrate academic reflection with real-life experience from the community and industry to enshrine our students with hands-on market-relevant skills and competencies.

Service to Others – We promote a culture of service to and among our students and staff, and the society in general as we work with all our partners to build a caring society. These principles are shared among the members of APIST community and they provide a framework in which decisions are made.

Our Strategic intent

Strategic intent is defined here as a compelling statement about where APIST is going that succinctly conveys a sense of what the College wants to achieve in the long term. This strategic intent answers the question: “What exactly are we trying to accomplish?”

 It provides a sense of direction, a particular point of view about the long-term market or competitive position the Institution hopes to develop and occupy.
 It provides a sense of discovery in that it holds out to the College’s members the promise of learning about other institutions that operate in the same market, adopting their best practices, and avoiding pitfalls.
 It provides a sense of destiny, a worthwhile goal around which energies can be focused across the College.

Our Objectives

APIST has the following objectives:
 Developing priority subjects that meet the country and the Region’s needs;
 Disseminating science and technology for the development of the country and the Region;
 Combining knowledge and wisdom to promote Eswatini universal cultural aspects;
 Using an educational and training system which can promote creative and innovative spirit and favor active methods.


As a Pole of brilliance and academic excellence, APIST is a premier College offering innovative academic education, public affairs activities and professional programs to enrich individual lives, and to make a difference in the Region. Pursuing your studies at APIST will allow students to partner with one of the choice Colleges whose pursuit of an interrelated set of core commitments distinguishes it from other institutions of higher education in Eswatini

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