Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU) is an open distance education university in Zimbabwe. Established in 1999, ZOU is the only distance education university in the country. Student enrollment at ZOU has been growing steadily from the time of its formation and in terms of enrollment it is the largest university in Zimbabwe. The Zimbabwe Open University has seven faculties under which the academic programmes are conducted.
After independence, the Government of Zimbabwe adopted a policy of education for all. To address the need for high skilled manpower the 5 Year National Development Plan (1991–1995) stated:
Investment in human resources development is investment in human capital and complements investment in physical and technological innovation. The natural environment can support higher population levels only through technological progress, which requires continued investment in human resources development. Since 1980, GOZ (the Government of Zimbabwe) has aimed at creating an education system that would address the socio-economic needs of the country.
Are Zou Degrees Internationally Recognized?
ZOU has dedicated and professional tutors and staff who are always there to help you to achieve your dreams wherever you are in the world. ZOU degrees and Diplomas are internationally recognised and the university is regarded with high esteem in Africa and the rest of the world.
Does Zou Offer Distance Learning?
The Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU) is a unique institution of higher learning offering Open and Distance e-Learning (ODeL) education and it is the only ODeL University in the country.
Zou Contact Info
Corner House Corner. Samora Machel Avenue and Leopold Takawira Street.
P. O. Box MP 1119. Mount Pleasant. Harare.
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