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Kwame Nkrumah built University in Uganda- how it started

Dr Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana’s first president, has a university dedicated after him in Zambia, Central Africa. Founded in 1967 as the Kabwe Teachers Training College, the term was later changed to honor Nkrumah by Zambian President Kenneth Kaunda.

During the same time that Dr. Kwame Nkrumah died in Bucharest, Romania, the name was altered.

Kwame Nkrumah University, Zambia, is a Central African educational institution named after Ghana’s first president and  leader, Dr Osagyefo Kwame Nkrumah.

The main campus of the institution is located in Kabwe’s core business area, approximately 155 kilometers (96 miles) by main road of Lusaka, Zambia’s capital and largest city.

The University has three campuses;

Munkoyo Street Campus is around 3 kilometers from Kabwe city center. In the same street, Nkrumah University recently purchased the PAID-ESA campus (formerly the Pan African Institute for Development – East/Southern Africa); this facility will assist the university grow its capacity.

The West Campus is the most recent addition.

It’s to the left of Main Campus. Kwame Nkrumah University features a new state-of-the-art library located on campus’s west side.

The new lecture theatre is also housed on the new campus. Additional infrastructure is also being built in the area.

Under the direction of the University Council, the University Senate governs the university.

There are four schools: the Natural Science School, the Business Studies School, the Humanities and Social Sciences School, and the Education School.

The Institute of Open and Remote Learning and the Centre for ICT are the two institutes.

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