City University of Science and Technology (CUST) was established in 2008 by a group of committed and experienced individuals who are both entrepreneurs and business management professionals. Their expertise draws from diverse fields such as science and technology, business management and marketing as well as from the medical field.
CUST was registered with the ministry of education in 2008. The university is currently offering courses in the school of education, school of health sciences and the school of business studies. CUST also underwrites qualifications for various affiliate colleges.
From June/July 2012 CUST introduced programs in the school of health sciences, offering diplomas in clinical medicine (Clinical Officer General), diploma in registered nursing as well as diploma studies in other fields such as environmental health sciences and public health. The training programs are aimed at supplementing Government efforts and empowering local communities with the skills and primary professional training. CUST has since embarked on undergraduate degrees in these areas.
CUST is also introducing undergraduate programs in Environmental Science and Public Health We have also embarked on Distance learning for our rural community as well as the locals who cannot avail themselves for full time courses.
The University is also affiliated to the Health Professional Council of Zambia (HPCZ), and the General Nursing of Zambia (GNCZ).
The School of Health Science is located at Pre Cem Motel Campus along Great North Road, about 5 kilometeres from Lusaka town.
An MOU to work in collaboration with Chainama College of Health Sciences is done way and will soon be signing.
The concept of CUST was born out of a desire to educate the future of our country and fill up human resource gaps, especially in the fields of health, science and technology and in education.
Our mission is to provide high quality education, business mindedness; career training and equal opportunity to students from all walks of life to enable them achieve identity, personal development, diversity of thought, wealth creation and make a meaningful contribution to society.
Our core values express what the College stands for and how we will conduct ourselves as an organisation.
The college’s seven core values have been developed with our staff and students and are:
- We place Learning and supporting students at the hearts of everything we do.
- We create opportunities to achieve.
- We applaud Creativity, innovation and Responsiveness.
- We celebrate differences and respect individuals.
- We believe we will achieve High Standards.
- We take collective Responsibility for achieving our success.
- We are a place where people enjoy achieving together.
Our core values underpin our strategies, policies, objectives and procedures by providing an anchor and a reference point for everything that we do. They have informed the development of this strategic plan, in particular by reinforcing the primary of the student experience to our future direction. In working to achieve its strategic aims, the core values will guide the university college decision making
CUST’s vision is to become a leading provider of the best, high quality education in areas of business management, education and in science and technology for relevant markets.
The University aims at attaining a culture of excellence through integration with various stakeholders who include the students, society at large, professionals and the government. These corporate goals include:-
- Reputable and academic excellence;
- Producing business minded professionals;
- Producing committed and dedicated health and education professionals;
- Personal development and retention of staff;
- Regards for freedom from discrimination;
- Lifelong learning;
- Students affairs as a prerequisite to community integration;
- Society is paramount to success.
CUST is registered with the Zambia Ministry of Education, with its headquarters at Providence House in Lusaka, our collaborating partners include:
- Health Professions Council of Zambia
- General Nursing Council of Zambia
- University of Zambia
- Chainama College of Health Sciences
- Hamilton Institute/ATHE