The University of Zambia (UNZA) was established by an Act of Parliament No. 66 of 1965. The first intake of students took place on 17th March 1966. UNZA is situated in Lusaka on two campuses. The main campus is the Great East Road Campus and it is situated on the Great East Road, 6km from the town centre. The other campus is the Ridgeway Campus catering for the Medical School. It is situated on John Mbita Road, 4km South East of Lusaka, opposite the University Teaching Hospital.
It is one among the tertiary institutions that accommodate music in its curriculum. UNZA has a Bachelor of Arts in Education majoring in Music. Some majors include Art, Home Economics, Physical Education, History, English, Geography, Mathematics, Religious Education, Civic Education, Literature and Languages, and Curriculum Studies.