University of Africa-Zambia

Established in 2008, the University of Africa offers programmes in the schools of Development and Management Studies, Commerce and Development Studies, Law and Humanities, Education, Engineering and Bio-sciences. It offers continuous registration throughout the year and a comprehensive electronic resource centre. The school is currently underway to make all its courses available online as part of its e-learning initiative. The university is a private open distance learning tertiary institution.


University in Lusaka, Zambia

The University of Africa has a rapidly growing student base and an expanding portfolio of study programmes and degrees being offered. It has two intakes per calendar year and this enables students to apply and register throughout the year. Students have the option of choosing between two examination sessions each year.
  • Open distance learning
  • Flexible and affordable payment arrangements
  • Offers quality tertiary education, both in content and methodology
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The University of Africa is a private open distance learning tertiary institution – accredited since 2008 by the Zambian Ministry of Education – to offer degrees and other courses. The University of Africa is currently active in Zambia and has embarked on an expansion programme to broaden the scope of academic offerings as well as the development into other African countries. The University of Africa aim to offer suitable and quality education for students that cannot afford or attend a full time residential academic program.

University of Africa is proud to be affiliated with the Central African Correspondence College (CACC) in Zambia. The CACC has been active in the distance education field for 30 years and is accredited by TEVETA in Zambia.

University of Africa has a unique open enrolling system, which means you can enroll at any time of the academic year, and depending on whether you qualify to write exams, based on submission of assignments, you may register to write during any of the two exam sittings scheduled for the year.

Academic Programmes
Faculty of Commerce and Development Studies

Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) Degrees:

  • Economics
  • Marketing
  • Human Resource Management
  • Tourism
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Logistics and Transport

Bachelor of Administration Degrees

  • Business Administration
  • Public Administration
  • Health Service Administration
  • Banking Practice and Management

Bachelor of Technology (BTech) Degrees

  • Marketing
  • Logistics & Transport
  • Public Administration
  • Business Administration
  • Health & Safety Management
  • Road Maintenance Management
  • Education Management

Master’s Degree Programmes

  • Master of Commerce in Development, Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Master in Public Administration (MPA)
  • Master in Business Administration ( MBA)
  • Virtual MBA

Faculty of Law and Humanities

  • Bachelor Degrees
  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
  • Bachelor in Criminal Justice (BCJ)
  • Bachelor in Social Work Practice & Development Studies

Master’s Degree Programmes

  • Masters in Criminal Justice (MCJ)

Faculty of Teacher Education

Bachelor Degrees

  • Bachelor of Education in Science & Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Education in Economic Sciences
  • Bachelor of Education in English
  • Bachelor of Education in Religious Studies
  • Bachelor in Primary Education (Enquire for curriculum from the Registrar)
  • Bachelor in Early Childhood Education (Enquire for curriculum from the Registrar)

Master’s Degree Programmes

  • Master in Education Management
  • Master in Literacy and Development

Faculty of Engineering and Bio-Sciences
Bachelor degrees

  • Bachelor of Occupational Safety and Health Environment
  • Bachelor of Sustainable Health and Environmental Studies
  • Bachelor of Health and Safety Management
  • Bachelor of Road Maintenance Management

Diploma and Certificate Programmes
The following courses are only available on Diploma and Certificate Level

  • Public Relations
  • Financial Management
  • General Management
  • Project Management
  • Real Estate Management
  • Information Technology Management
  • Mine Health & Safety
  • Security and Risk Management
  • General Agriculture
  • Business Agriculture Management

eLearning and Distance learning in Lusaka, Zambia

The University of Africa offers a variety of distance education programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level through their Electronic Resource Centre or eLibrary. Their programmes possess international recognition, and are aimed at training world-class leaders to develop a generation of innovative thinkers.
  • Virtual Library - frequently updated and accessible from anywhere
  • Study from anywhere - even when you move
  • Earn as you learn - students can continue working while studying
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Through the University of Africa distance learning programmes, a student can take up a job anywhere or relocate for other reasons without interrupting his or her studies – even across borders. This ensures continuity of effort and saves on registration and tuition fees at new institutions. The university offers the flexibility, the study materials, learning support and the qualifications that can help achieve your goals.

The University of Africa offers a wide range of text books, research articles and other supporting information sources from across the globe through their Electronic Resource Centre or eLibrary.

The benefits of having the different books available in electronic format are:

  • No limitations on the number of copies in the library
  • Saving on purchasing of costly books
  • Ability to selectively download some portions of materials.

Utilisation of electronic and mobile technology – Quick and easy communication and material distribution.
Students will communicate with administrators and lecturers using electronic and mobile applications. This includes receiving materials and information.

Contact information

2982 Bukavu Road, Lusaka, Zambia
P.O. Box
PO Box 35440, Lusaka, Zambia
Enquire below
+260 211 230812
+260 965 432111, +260 972 212223

Opening times

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