The University of Zambia says it will soon introduce new post graduate programmes through open distance learning.
University of Zambia Acting Vice Chancellor Enala Mwase says the institution in conjuction with Zimbabwe Open University plans to introduce new programmes and expand on the already existing ones.
Professor MWASE says the move follows the high demand arising from the marketing survey conducted recently.
She was speaking at the official opening of the joint University of Zambia and Zimbabwe Open University implementation review workshop in Siavonga on Tuesday morning.
Professor Mwase said distance education is at the centre of the two universities ‘ remodelling agenda.
The Acting Vice Chancellor is optimistic that the education partnership initiative between the two universities will build the much needed human capital to stimulate socio-economic development in Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Earlier, Zimbabwe Open University Acting Vice Chancellor Alfred Ncube called for the expansion of the partnership between the University of Zambia and Zimbabwe Open University to other areas of cooperation.
Professor Ncube is of the view that the two universities could explore the possibility of having an exchange programme where lecturers can teach either at the University of Zambia and vice versa.
And University of Zambia Institute of Distance Education Director Professor Boniface Namangala who gave a Zambian perspective said the institution has so far not recorded any examination malpractice for post graduate programme.
The University of Zambia in partnership with Zimbabwe Open University currently offers five post graduate programmes through distance learning.
The two universities have been offering post graduate programmes through distance education for three years now.