Higher Education: The Open University is Taking Off in Next January

9 years, 10 months ago - August 16, 2012
The Open University of Mauritius will commence during early 2013. The goal is to make the first institution of higher learning. To reach it, set the direction of the price and quality.

It's nearly eight years after the first vote of legislation dedicated to the Open University of Mauritius that this institution of higher education will finally go ahead. It should be able to deliver his first lessons at the beginning of next year.

The goal is to make the first university in the country within five years. For this, the direction is on the price and quality, since the courses offered should be cheaper than anywhere else.

"We have come into operation in January or February. Right now, we establish the 'Rules & Regulations' since we are, what we call a 'Awarding Body', and we are currently developing our courses, "says Kaviraj Sukon, CEO of the Open University of Mauritius.

This new public university will provide its online courses. In addition to providing courses that house, it will be affiliated with prestigious universities around the world and then deliver degrees in conjunction with these institutions. Starting with the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), the Mauritius College of the Air (MCA) offered courses. The Open University of Mauritius, having absorbed the MCA will continue to offer programs of IGNOU.

Initially, about 15 courses will be offered, especially in the field of business management, education or language. As in, other courses, leading, among other things, licenses and masters, will fill the range offered. In parallel, there will also be short courses tailored to the workplace.

"We want our students to be ready for work when they complete their courses. This is also why they will not only be trained academically, but they will also be employable quickly. It is for us to be in tune with market needs, "says Kaviraj Sukon yet. The latter, as a former senior official of Human Resources Development Council (HRDC), has a very good knowledge of the field and expects to apply to university. culmination of the project The project is not confined to that the Mauritian territory. "We are also targeting Africa and India. By 2015, Africa will need 4 million teachers for schools that already exist. So there is a huge need for training and we intend to offer. India wants, for his part, double the rate of recording at higher education. Again, we could capture market share, "wants the CEO of the Open University of Mauritius. A major attraction will be the cost and quality of service. The Open University course should sell at a much lower price than the market currently.

Unlike a traditional university, this property has the specificity that all courses are processed through the distance education mode. The student has everything he needs on the Internet platform of the university. Students will learn to pace and subject to availability, without having to travel.

In Mauritius, the possibility of physical interaction with the instructor will be present. "There will be classes where students can meet with the teacher for an explanation on a particular topic. We will also have study centers all over, "says Kaviraj Sukon. And that, in the former headquarters of MCA, became the headquarters of the Open University, and in the old building of the MBC, Curepipe. The studios will also be used to make recordings dedicated to students.

It happens here at the culmination of a project which dates from the early 2000s. In 2005, shortly before the general election, the Minister of Education of that time, Steven Obeegadoo, had presented an Open University Bill in Parliament. It was voted, but never enacted.

In March 2010, the government-PTr PMSD returned to the National Assembly with a new Open University Bill, which, with slight differences, corresponded to the first text. This time, the text was passed and promulgated. It will take nearly three more years for it to be translated into concrete.

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