About the Faculty

Acting Dean Faculty of Agriculture

Acting Dean of Agriculture

Professor N. Ngongoni

Ph.D.  – Agric and Nutritional Bio Chemistry (Aberd. UK)
MSc - Agric and Nutritional Bio Chemistry (Aberd. UK)
BSc – Agric (Animal Science) (Rhodesia)
Dip Agric (Chibero)

 

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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Location

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.

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, August 22, 2017 - 10:50

The Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU) annual Vice Chancellors games which were initially scheduled for August 23 to 27 have since been moved forward to August 30 to September 3 to pave way to the National Youth Games that are set to be happening in the same week in Hwange

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Monday, August 21, 2017 - 14:13

The Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU) Faculty of Agriculture and a consortium of Sanyati cattle farmers have combined their efforts in improving beef production in the Country. More than 50 farmers are set to directly benefit from the Community Based Research Project.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 11:28

Zimbabwe Open University will once again this year take part at this year’s Harare Agricultural Show which will run from August, 21 to 26, 2017 in Harare

The show, which will be entering its 107th anniversary, will run under the theme

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 10:50

The Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU) joined the entire nation in the National Clean up Campaign launched by the Office of the President in the capital Harare, on August 3 2017.

Despite the invitation coming on short notice, the institution, through the Harare/Chitungwiza Regional Campus,

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