About Kwame Nkrumah University

Nkrumah University was established in March 1967. It was initially was called Kabwe Teachers’ College, the name derived from the town in which it is located in Zambia. In April 1971, the college was officially opened by the first Zambian President David Kaunda and the name was changed to Nkrumah Teachers’ College in recognition and honour of the late first President of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah.

The college was designed to offers courses to pre-service students who specialise in any two teaching subjects at Grade 8 – 12 level at diploma level. In an effort to develop human resources in the education sector, the government of Zambia in 2008 upgraded the college to a university to offer degrees in the teaching subjects.

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