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.