Nkrumah University

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Nkrumah University
Motto Teaching for Excellence
Type Public
Established 1971
Location Kabwe, Zambia
14°26′42″S 28°28′02″E / 14.44500°S 28.46722°E / -14.44500; 28.46722Coordinates: 14°26′42″S 28°28′02″E / 14.44500°S 28.46722°E / -14.44500; 28.46722
Campus Urban
Website Official website

The Nkrumah University is Zambia's largest teacher training university, founded in 1971. It has a student population of about 12,000



The University Senate runs the university under the supervision of the University Council. There are four schools namely; the school of Natural Science, the school of Business Studies, the school of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the school of Education. There are two institutes; Institute of Open and Distance Learning, and the Centre for Information and Communication Technology.


The Nkrumah University is divided into 4 schools:[citation needed]

  1. Life Sciences
  2. Physical Sciences
  3. Mathematics and Statistics
  4. Physical Education
  1. Computing and Communication Technologies
  2. Accounting, Economics and Finance
  3. Marketing and Management Studies
  1. Psychology And Sociology
  2. Educational Administration and Policy Studies
  3. Languages and Social Sciences Education
  4. Mathematics and Science Education
  5. Special Education
  1. Social Sciences
  2. Languages
  3. Religious Studies
  4. Linguistics


Nkrumah University has two campus locations. The main campus — Munkoyo Street Campus — is about 3 km from the Kabwe city center. Nkrumah University has recently acquired the PAID-ESA campus along the same street (Previously the Pan African Institute for Development - East/Southern Africa); this campus will help expand the capacity of the university.

Other facilities[edit]

  • The University Guest House and Lodge.

Student life[edit]


Press and radio[edit]

Nkruman Times

Students residences[edit]

  • Mulungushi hostel (gents)
  • Luapula hostel (gents)
  • Kafue hostel (gents)
  • PAID-ESA hostels (gents)
*liseli hostel(females)
  • chimwemwe hostel(females)
  • Zambezi hostel(females)

luangwa hostel(females) peririntwaya hostel(females)

Sports clubs[edit]


Nkrumah is a new member of the Association of African Universities, the Association of Commonwealth Universities, and the International Association of Universities.


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