Unicaf University, a pan-African institution, has applied to the Zimbabwe Council of Higher Education (ZIMCHE), a body responsible for quality assurance in higher education in the country, for a licence to allow prospective students to enroll in 28 undergraduate and post-graduate degree programmes in Zimbabwe.
The university, which is headquartered in Cyprus, has since been granted a provisional licence by ZIMCHE, to set up infrastructure in Zimbabwe within the next two years.
Unicaf has campuses in 12 African countries including Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa and Zambia.
Speaking at a press conference held in the capital Tuesday, Unicaf Vice Chancellor, Cuthbert Katsvanga confirmed the development.
Enrolment to degree programmes will start after the university receive the full licence.
“We have submitted 28-degree programmes to ZIMCHE and we are waiting for approval,” Katsvanga said.
He said the university’s advantages includes affordability, accessibility, flexibility and credibility.
Unicaf University’s international marketing manager Ria Argyrides said: “UNICAF is accessible because of the global online delivery of study materials for a wide range of bachelors, master’s or Doctorate degrees is facilitated through a state-of-art digital platform called the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).”
“Online learning is an efficient way to impart new knowledge, skills and qualifications nowadays, especially for working professionals,” Argyrides added.