About the Faculty

Acting Dean of Applied Social Sciences

Acting Dean of Applied Social Sciences

Dr. T. M. Kaputa

Doctor of Philosophy (Special Education) (ZOU)
Post Graduate Certificate in Practitioner Research Skills Training in Open and Distance Learning (BOCODOL, Botswana)
Master of Education (Special Education). University of Manchester (UK)
Diploma in Advanced Study in Education. University of Manchester (UK)
Cert. in Education. Mkoba Teachers’ College (Zim)

Faculty Vision

To become a world leader in Applied Social Sciences research in Zimbabwe and beyond.

Faculty Mission Statement

The Faculty of Applied Social Sciences is committed to serving the greater community through research and the provision counselling to students thereby supporting the University's mission.

The Faculty of Applied Social Sciences prepares candidates for positions in fields that include academic teaching and research, diplomatic and international service, professional and public service. The Faculty houses six (6) Departments.

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

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 15:34

The Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU) Harare Regional Campus held a medal presentation ceremony to honour students who were outstanding during this year’s event of the Vice Chancellor’s tournament that was held in Mutare in September 2017.

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 15:19

The Zimbabwe Open University Harare Regional campus took part in this year’s tree planting exercise when they planted 100 trees at their ZOU Campus in Hatcliffe on Wednesday, 6 December  2017.

Acting Harare Regional Campus Director,

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Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 16:51

The Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU) in partnership with the country’s leading funeral service provider Nyaradzo Group, held a research conference in the capital recently.

The Conference, a brainchild of ZOU’s Faculty of Science and

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Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 12:19

Zimbabwe Open University Successfully Hosts its 15th Graduation Ceremony 

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