Welcome To Zimbabwe Open University International Office
The Zimbabwe Open University is an Open and Distance e-Learning (ODeL) institution of higher learning in Zimbabwe. The ZOU believes in educating the nation not only within the brick and mortar structures, but reaching out to the student’s location. It was established in 1993 as an offshoot of the University of Zimbabwe, and to date it has grown to be one of the largest Universities in Zimbabwe. In a bid to bridge the gap between the learner and the University, ZOU has Regional Campuses (formerly Regional Centres) in all Provinces of Zimbabwe, and District Centres as well as the Virtual Campus which caters for regional and international students. The aim of this decentralized approach is to bring education to the learners’ door step. It was out of such a thought that the birth of this esteemed Regional Campus, named Bulawayo, after the resident Province emerged, as one of the first six (6) Regional Centres to be established back then in 1993, focusing on the educational needs of the Province. Since our inception to date, we are serving our purpose as espoused through the Act of Parliament on the establishment of ZOU; thus, to empower the world through high quality open and distance e-learning enabled by technology.