I wish to express my sentiments towards my study experience with Zimbabwe Open University. I completed my Bachelor of Science Honours in Psychology degree with Z.O.U and I realized that it is like any other university in Zimbabwe. A number of reasons lured me to register with Zimbabwe Open University.


It allows distance learning . This was palliative to me as I was teaching at Nyahundo Primary School in Chendambuya before my current station at Nyameni Primary school in Marondera. It gives opportunities to students to be with their families at the same time.

It gives the opportunity to students to experience work related work experiences blended with  theories from ZOU modules. Students can resume after pause. I personally experienced the scenario when I was financially affected by dollarization . I paused my studies for two semesters. When I resumed I did not face any hustles from the institution.

My studies with ZOU helped me very well to deal with other matters in schools. I am currently a Sports Director at My station. It is also because of the qualification I got from Z.O.U. that I was recognized to be an official during the para-olympics which took place in Hwange recently. My degree programme helps me to understand people’s behavior at particular instances.


It is quite worthwhile to undertake studies with ZOU. The ZOU members are quite professional. For those who wish to join as students I urge them to do so without any hesitation. I can cite a few names I met during my studies.


Mutare                                 -              Mr Masvaure

Harare                  -              Mr Maunganidze

Mash East            -              Mrs Zinyama, Mr Chiyangwa, Mr Rupande, Mrs Rugonye, Mr Chicheko and

 Mr Dzimano.

These are just but a few that I have managed to identify.  There is  professor Chakuchichi who prioritize the welfare of students .


ZOU’s running of Student Representative Council is superb. Students run their affairs which help the success of students and hence this proves the relationship between students, tutors and the institution. I also experienced ZOU life as an S.R.C president. I never faced any hustles from regional or national directors. The ZOU members are quite supportive.

I therefore encourage any new students to join without any hesitation. Z.O.U is like any other university in Zimbabwe though unlike other universities time is not wasted on strikes and quality is not compromised.


I thank ZOU today and tomorrow for making me what I am today. I hope Masters in Psychology will soon be in place.

Sports Director

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

Read more

Latest News & Announcements

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 12:26

The Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU) and Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) have entered into a major partnership by signing a Memorandum of Understanding at the ZOU headquarters in Harare recently.

The two parties decided to venture into

Read more
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

Read more
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

Read more
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,

Read more