About ZAOU

In February 2002 six founding members working with other colleagues from the University of Zambia (UNZA), academic and corporate world thought of establishing the first private University to meet the demand for higher education that had arisen in the country. They included: Prof Dickson Mwansa Former Dean, School of Education, University of Zambia (UNZA), Chairperson

Goals & Objectives

Goals of the University: ZAOU founders envisaged the establishment of a private university that would:- Respond to the need for upgrading teachers’ qualifications, teacher supply, provide training, research, and contribute to community service. Provide quality and relevant teacher education that would respond to the professional needs of the country while embracing the requirements of the

Vision & Mission

Vision: To be an internationally recognized Open University providing quality education through distance learning. Mission Statement A leading higher education provider using creative and innovative learning methodologies aimed at reaching diverse constituencies for promoting social and economic development. Values The founders of ZAOU cherish five values summed up in the acronym PHIGS, PATRIOTISM.

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