About the Faculty


Dean of Agriculture

Professor E Masama

PhD Agriculture (University of Zimbabwe)

MSc Animal Science (University of Zimbabwe)

BSc Agriculture (University of Zimbabwe)

Certificate in Project Management (International Project Leadership Academy)


Historical Background

The Faculty of Agriculture was established in June 2014 in recognition of the significance of Agriculture to the national economy and food security and nutrition under ZIMASSET and the increasing need by many would be farmers to acquire sustainable Agriculture knowledge. Zimbabwe’s economy is agro-based with over 20 % of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) coming from Agriculture.  The heavy reliance of the Zimbabwean economy on agriculture and natural resources makes Agriculture an important discipline for sustainable development.
Graduates from the Faculty are employed in international and local research and development organisations, private sector (co-operatives, consultancy firms and agribusiness), higher and tertiary education institutions, public sector and community based organizations. Graduates are also equipped with entrepreneurial skills that enable them to manage their own businesses.


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The Faculty is housed at 45 Samora Machel, 10th Floor Century Towers.

Faculty Vision

To become a world class contributor to food security and knowledge to farmers and Government institutions.

Faculty Mission

To contribute to sustainable development through excellence in teaching and learning, and development-oriented research and extension in Agriculture.

Faculty Core Values

The faculty embraces the ZOU core values. As a Faculty, our values are;
Recognizing strength in team work
Encouraging practicality and research in Agriculture
Valuing quality  and delighting our stakeholders in our service delivery
Respect and  professionalism
Valuing transparency, integrity and professional ethics in its activities
Exploiting the strength in research and development

Studying with the Faculty

The general entry requirement is that a candidate must have a minimum of 5 'O' level passes including English Language, Mathematics and one Science subject at Grade C or better, plus Diploma or Certificate in Agriculture from a recognized institution.

Special Entry Requirement

For candidates who want to enrol in the Faculty of Agriculture programmes but have no Mathematics at 'O' level, there is a special entry provision for those who have, instead, a student who has Diploma or Certificate in Agriculture from a recognized institution but without Mathematics may enroll for Degree programme provided has the requisite experience.

Programme Delivery Strategies

Since our programmes are through ODL route, the delivery is through modules, vacation school, weekend tutorials, DVDs and other strategies.

The Frontiers

We all go out to review our ongoing programmes and to generate new user-driven programmes in a bid to satisfy our valued clientele.

Orientation for first year, first semester students across programs will be held on 02 March 2018 at…

The Harare Regional Campus will hold a teaching practice workshop for PGDE Intake 18, DipEd Intake 13, BECD Intake 6…

The Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU) Bulawayo Regional Campus has moved their Student Representative Council (SRC)…

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 10:56

The Zimbabwe Open University is pleased to announce that His Excellency, Cde. R. G. Mugabe, the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe and Chancellor of the Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU) has appointed Professor Alfred Champion Ncube, as the Acting Vice Chancellor of

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Latest News & Announcements

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 16:54

The Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU) Faculty of Science and Technology held a BSc Nursing Science Practicum Supervision workshop at Century Towers in the capital on 28 February 2018.

The workshop was attended by Director of Nursing

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 16:46

Investors have been called upon to invest in Higher and Tertiary Education infrastructure. The call was made by the President and Chancellor of all State Universities, Cde E.D. Mnangagwa on 09 March at an Investment Conference that was organized by the Ministry of

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Friday, March 2, 2018 - 13:54

The Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU) launched the first edition of their magazine recently, The Second Semester 2017 ZOU Magazine issue.

The magazine, a brainchild of the Marketing Department,

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Friday, March 2, 2018 - 13:44

The Zimbabwe Open University’s Higher Degrees Directorate held a two-day proposals and chapters presentation and defence workshop for their PhD students in the capital recently.

The two day workshop saw a total of 11 students presenting their work.

Out of the 11 students, four of

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