Vision / Mission / Objectives

Vision

To be a world-class support system that provides library and information services in a distance-learning environment

Mission

To acquire, organize, disseminate and facilitate equitable access to decentralised, relevant and appropriate information resources and services that support the teaching, learning, research and community needs of ZOU distance learners, tutors and researchers.

Objectives

  • To harness print and electronic-based information resources that support the teaching, learning and research needs of the Zimbabwe Open University distance learners and academic staff.
  • To approve the acquisition of all selected materials for inclusion in the collection.
  • To carry out bibliographic verification and searching on all materials selected for ordering.
  • To place orders for approved suggested orders.
  • To select local and international suppliers of good repute who are most beneficial to the University in terms of reasonable purchase prices, availability of materials, high speed of delivery and high quality of service.
  • To receive and quickly process supplied materials.
  • To procure library materials through exchange agreements.
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

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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Monday, August 7, 2017 - 16:48

You Spoke….We Listened! You want more intensive teaching and hence more hours to interact with your Professors.  Zimbabwe Open University, your responsive and flexible University is delighted to announce the introduction of an Intensive Summer School.  The Intensive

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