Accreditation demonstrates that a university or program meets rigorous quality standards set by a third party. Because accreditation is obtained through a system of peer review, it is important to the broader academic and professional community. That’s an assurance that your degree will be recognized and valued by employers, colleagues, and other accredited universities. MU has been accredited both as an institutional and along with all its Degree Programs by Republic of Zambia, Accrediting Agency Ministry of Education, Science, Vocational Training and Early Education. Click on this link to view Accreditation details by Accrediting Agency Ministry of Higher Education (HEA/048), Science, Vocational Training and Early Education. Click on this link (www.moe.gov.zm) to view Accredited and Recognized universities in Zambia. Click on this Link (www.whed.net) to view the Recognized universities by International Association of Universities’ Worldwide Database of Higher Education Institutions, Systems and Credentials (Click the Map of Africa, and then click Zambia)
Vision & Mission
To meet the needs and interests of motivated, self-directed, mid-career, adult individuals who are geographic, personal or professional time constraints prevent them from completing their education.
To provide quality education that will enhance the opportunities for a diverse undergraduate and graduate student population to achieve success in a changing technological, global, and ethical environment. MU extends access to high quality certificate and degree programs in business and management disciplines for adults who seek to maximize their personal and professional potential.
This mission is fulfilled through innovative programs that are responsive to the needs of adult students and involve active, engaging, challenging, and relevant learning experiences offered in a variety of delivery modes utilizing a combination of residential and/or distance learning methodologies.
• Individuals who wish to continue full-time employment while earning their degree(s)
• Individuals who have interrupted their college education and find it difficult to return to a traditional campus to complete their degree requirements.
• Military personnel who are stationed in remote areas.
• Military personnel who are not stationed in one location long enough to attend and complete traditional courses.
• Individuals who need academic credentials to earn promotions or increase in income.
• Professionals whose license renewals depend on specified extended courses of education.
• Employers who wish their employees trained in specific areas without losing the continuity of their service.
• Individuals already established in careers that do not necessarily require additional academic credentials but need a degree.
• Single parents who have dropped out of school.
• Individuals who for health reasons are unable to complete their degrees in a traditional classroom setting.
• Individuals who were unable to complete their degree programs due to incarceration, and
others who require degree(s) to enter state, local government or the civil service.
Directorate of Quality Assurance and Standards
It is responsible for; Establishing, maintaining and improving standards in all basic and training faculties/education departments; such as Admissions, Teaching standards, Quality Assurance and Standards assessment of basic educational and training Departments; Co-ordination, Departments and implementation of co-curriculum activities at national and international levels; Vetting of all tutors and lecturers offering local and international curriculum; Liaison with National Examination Board (NEB) of MU on assessment of Exam Standards, Degree Programs, Diploma Teacher Education Examination Teaching Practice; policy formulation and implementation on matters related to Quality Assurance; Developing of assessment standards; Liaison with NEB in moderation, awards and National Assessment and Learning Achievement and examinations; liaison with MU Institute of Curriculum Development on curriculum, design, development and evaluation of the MU curriculum; Talent identification and development in all Faculties and Departments; Advising the President and Vice Chancellor on all matters of Quality Assurance and Standards in the MU.
Purpose of the University’s Quality Assurance Procedures :
The mu's mission is “to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning, and research at the highest international levels of excellence”. This reflects one of its core values, which is to provide high quality provision across all subjects offered. The University’s quality assurance procedures provide a framework within which its institutions can examine and enhance their teaching activities to ensure that they achieve this aspiration of excellence.
The University is accountable for the quality and standards of its provision and is required to participate in the activities of bodies such as the Ministry of Education, Quality Control Standards and various Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies. While consideration is given to the needs of such bodies, it is the General Board’s policy that the MU’s quality assurance procedures should be appropriate primarily for its teaching, learning and assessment activities, rather than being driven by external quality regimes.