Cavendish University
Cavendish University

Cavendish University Zambia is making impressive strides to become the leading private university in Zambia by offering international expertise and dynamic teaching methodologies to Zambian students and those from the region who choose to come to Zambia to pursue higher education.

The University, which was founded in 2005, was recently acquired by Maarifa Edu Holdings Ltd. (“Maarifa”), an international education company that currently has investments in universities in three African countries.

Today, Cavendish officially opened its new Lusaka Central Business District (CBD) campus. The CBD campus offers students and staff a bright, welcoming environment with advanced state-of-the-art technology and facilities to create a highly interactive learning experience. In addition, the new campus significantly increases classroom space and brings together many of Cavendish’s faculties under one-roof.

Brighton Ngoma, Executive Director of Cavendish noted, “When we founded Cavendish in 2005, as the first private university in Zambia, our goal was to increase access to quality higher education to a broader group of talented Zambians. We are proud of the students we have helped set on a path to success, and excited that our partnership with Maarifa will enable us to reach and serve an even greater number of students.”

The University offers over 40 programmes within its four faculties including the School of Arts, Education and Social Sciences, School of Business, Finance and Management, School of Medicine, and School of Law.

“We are excited to introduce this wonderful new campus facility to the Lusaka community and look forward to more exciting announcements coming out of Cavendish in 2016!,” said Scott R Royster, Chief Executive Officer of Maarifa.

And officiating at the event, Agriculture Minister, Mr. Given Lubinda said Government has created a competitive and enabling environment for tertiary institutions to flourish and plug whatever might be perceived as a deficit in the Zambian labour market.

“I would therefore like to take this opportunity and state that there is now no more need for the industry to look for labour from outside Zambia, except in very rare circumstances and we must be convinced as Government that such talent is not currently available on the Zambian market,” said Mr. Lubinda.

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  1. please the Management of university should be selecting student with good grade 12 results. not as long as you have the money. even Grade 12 failures are enrolled at this university. no wonder if they complete they do select them in the corporate world because they fail to work.


  2. Comment: That is even true for medicine selection. Whether you have no Mathematics, chemistry and Biology you just go straight to Medicine course. Particularly if you are a foreign student because you pay US$5000 per year!


  3. Comment: want to do public health hw much r the tuition fees full time …

    …..where can i Get a form ?


  4. After the High Court ruling on the grade 12 certificate vis a vis those with diplomas, degrees, etc are considered higher than grade 12 certificate, I hold a Diploma in Management Studies from the UNZA, would this submission be acceptable to study LLB? Added to this I have over 35 years working experience as a Personal Assistant, obviously mature entry. Would want to enrol for the next intake as soon as possible if I qualify, thank you.
    Note: Some of the subjects offered in LLB were done DMS which makes my foundation very solid for this degree.



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