Zambia Catholic University
Established in 2008, Zambia Catholic University is an institution of academic excellence that believes education prepares students for a professional life and helps in the development of the country. The university provides facilities that include computer labs and libraries with up-to-date books. The university offers courses on full time, evening and distance learning basis in accountancy, business administration, banking and finance, development studies, education, IT, ACCA, ZICA, journalism and media studies.
University in Kalulushi, Zambia
- Faculties- Business Management and Finance, Education and Social Sciences
- Offers open, distance learning and a center for professional studies
- 2 campuses - Kitwe and Lusaka
Zambia Catholic University is a privately owned university that was founded by the Catholic Bishops of Zambia, who constitute the Zambia Episcopal Conference (ZEC) now known as the Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB). Following many years of consultation and reflection, the then ZEC resolved to establish a Catholic University. The University is registered with the Higher Education Authority.
Zambia Catholic University provides open distance learning as well as evening programs for many that wish to advance their studies. This education system enables students to share their experiences from the work environment perspective. The evening programmes are offered at St. John Convent in Kitwe, a location so central for students around Kitwe to attend the classes that begin at 17:30hrs to 20:00hrs. The library has flexible opening and closing times. The computer lab is open to students and staff.
Zambia Catholic University believes that education is for the integral development of the people in the following areas: social, economic, cultural, spiritual, political and religious.
The university offers a variety courses on the following:
- Full time classes
- Evening classes
- Distance learning
Programmes offered at Zambia Catholic University
Faculty of Business Management Finance (offered on both full-time and part-time)
- Bachelor of Accountancy
- Bachelor of Business Administration (available on distance learning)
- Bachelor of Arts in Banking and Finance
- Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
- Bachelor of Human Resource Management
- Bachelor of Arts in Economics
Faculty of Social Sciences
(Programmes at the Kalulushi campus)
- Bachelor of Arts in Development Studies (on full-time and distance learning)
- Bachelor of Arts in Social Work
Programmes at the Lusaka campus
(The department of journalism and media studies)
- Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication
- Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication
- Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations
- Bachelor’s Degree in Film and Fine arts
Faculty of Education (on full-time and distance learning)
- Bachelor in secondary education
- Bachelor in primary education
- Education with Commerce
- Guidance and Counselling with a teaching subject, (only available on distance learning)
- Post graduate diploma in Teaching Methodology (only available on distance learning)
Center for professional studies (offered on full-time and part-time)
- Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
- Zambia Institute Of Chartered Accountants (ZICA)
- Foundation In Accountancy (FIA)
Zambia Catholic University calendar
The Zambia Catholic University’s academic calendar constitutes 2 semesters:
Full-time and part-time programmes
The first semester runs from January up until May, the second semester starts in July to November every year.
Open distance learning
The first semester starts in December, the second semester begins in August.
For all the degree programs, the entry requirements are a minimum of 5 credits of which Mathematics and English are mandatory. For entry into the professional studies like FIA, one needs to be 16 years old and above.
The Zambia Catholic University does not provide accommodation facilities to students. The university negotiates and enters into contractual agreements with landlords on behalf of students to secure boarding houses which provide accommodation to several students at affordable rentals. The boarding houses have cooking facilities for students wishing to undertake self-catering.
The university encourages students to cook in their respective boarding houses. The houses are installed with all the facilities students require for everyday living. For students who may wish not to use these facilities there is a canteen within the university premises that provides meals at affordable prices.