Eden University formerly known as Eden Institute was established in 2001 with support of the brethren from the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. The mandate of the institute then, as legally registered under the name “willows academy”, was to provide Technical Education and Vocational Training at Certificate, Diploma and advanced Diploma level. The institute was registered with TEVETA and accredited to City and Guilds, LCCIEB and LCM for various programs covering Engineering, Business courses among other vocational programs in a bid to contribute to the fulfillment of government policy of supplying qualified human resources.
In 2010, the University went through a management buy-out which gave birth to a new registration of the institution under the name “Eden Institute”. In the same year management secured affiliation with Rusangu University to operate as a satellite center for the University and we were allowed to be offering Secondary Teachers Diploma. The University that started with a total of 15 full time students and 17 distant students now boasts of 3000 students. The university has two full-fledged specialised faculties namely faculty of Education and The faculty of Health Sciences.
In 2013 the University managed to get affiliated to The University of Zambia for the Primary Teachers Diploma program and also got registered with the Ministry of Education as well as Health professions council of Zambia. We are currently affiliated to three Universities and also registered with the Ministry of Education and General Nursing Council. In order to effectively execute its overall mandate and ensure quality delivery of education and training to meet clients’ needs, the institution was established to pursue the following objectives:
a) To become a premier institution that provides need based and demand driven quality academic programmes.
b) To supplement public efforts in the provision of tertiary education.
c) To improve quality assurance using nationally and internationally recognized benchmarks.
d) To produce skilful and competent graduates.
e) To provide continuing education for the local community in professional and academic studies.
f) To promote women’s participation in science related training.
g) To promote the participation of disabled and other disadvantaged persons in our training.
From its inception, the institute then was offering education courses and training in technical and vocational development fields to students from within the country according to their demands and in order to meet their needs. The prevailing favorable political and economic environment in general and government policies in particular then, enabled the institute to provide human resources development and training services, using the resources available, to meet the client’s needs for highly qualified personnel. Government overall economic policy frame work and the country political environment have changed radically. Economically, the change has been from a command state-driven to a liberalized private sector-driven economy in order to stimulate economic growth, achieve macro-economic stability and improve the wellbeing of the people of Zambia. Politically, the change has been from norms and values of a one party to a multiparty system aimed at promoting democratic governance, transparency and accountability, observance of and respect for human rights and the entrenchment of the rule of law, justice and the independence of the judiciary. The economic and political regime has brought new challenges to industries. This, together with the reforms in the TEVETA sector and change in the role of the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology, Vocational and Early Childhood Training, have necessitated the institution to strategically reposition itself to meet the challenges, redefine the clients and their needs, review training programs, curriculum and method of delivery and identify new areas in order to remain relevant and ensure self-sustenance. Eden University three campuses; The Lusaka main campus, Mansa campus in Luapula province and Lukulu campus in western province. The University has well qualified personnel adding up to the total number of seventy (70) members of staff. .
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