How can we help?

Grand Opening of Unicaf University’s New Campus in Zambia

Date Published: 19 JUN 2024 By: Kostas Y
Grand Opening of Unicaf University’s New Campus in Zambia

Unicaf University in Zambia celebrated a significant milestone with the grand opening of its new campus on Friday, June 14th, 2024. The event marked a momentous occasion in the landscape of higher education in Zambia, showcasing its commitment to providing quality education at its new carbon-neutral, state-of-the-art campus.

The ceremony was graced by esteemed guests, including Vice-Chancellors from prominent local universities, who joined in celebrating this landmark achievement. The Minister of Education, Hon. Douglas Syakalima, expressed his admiration for Unicaf University’s dedication to excellence in education.

The proceedings commenced with welcoming remarks by Mrs Abigail Chalwe Chisala, the Master of Ceremonies. The Minister of Education delivered an inspiring speech on behalf of His Excellency President Hakainde Hichilema, emphasising the pivotal role of education in national development. President Hichilema commended Unicaf University for its investment in cutting-edge infrastructure, highlighting its importance in shaping the future of Zambia.

Dr Nicos Nicolaou, CEO of Unicaf, articulated his vision for the new campus as a global centre of excellence in learning and teaching. Professor Mpazi Sinjela, the Chancellor, appealed to the government for continued support to students enrolled in private institutions, underscoring the university’s commitment to accessible education.

Dr Christine Phiri Mushibwe, Vice-Chancellor of Unicaf University in Zambia, emphasised the transformative impact of Unicaf University’s educational offerings on the Zambian community, reinforcing the university’s role in driving societal progress through education.

The highlight of the event was the official ribbon-cutting ceremony, led by Hon. Douglas Syakalima, accompanied by the CEO, Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor, symbolising the formal opening of the new campus. Following the ceremony, guests were treated to a comprehensive campus tour to explore the state-of-the-art facilities and educational resources available.

Media presence was robust, with prominent outlets such as Prime TV, ZNBC, Power TV and Muvi TV covering the event, ensuring widespread visibility and recognition of Unicaf University’s expansion and its contributions to the education sector in Zambia.

The grand opening of Unicaf University’s new campus marks a significant step forward in the institution’s mission to empower students with accessible, high-quality education. As Unicaf University continues to grow, it remains dedicated to fostering academic excellence and contributing positively to the educational landscape of Zambia and beyond.

Unicaf University in Zambia has been awarded the Best Online Education Provider for two consecutive years, in 2022 and 2023. This accolade reflects our unwavering commitment to delivering high-quality, flexible education that meets the needs of our diverse student body. Our programmes are accredited by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) of Zambia, ensuring they meet rigorous academic standards. Additionally, our campus is accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC) as an Independent Higher Education Provider, further validating our dedication to excellence.

For more information about Unicaf University and its programmes, please visit