Open University Wants to Settle in five African Countries in 2014

8 years, 1 month ago - December 17, 2013
The Open University Mauritius (OUM) eyeing on the African continent. This university distance education account in 2014 to settle in five countries of the Black Continent.

Uganda, Namibia, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Kenya ... These are the five countries expected by July 2014 as antenna OUM. The director of the institution, Sukon Kaviraj says that things are already well advanced with Uganda, Namibia and Tanzania. "As it is the Democratic Republic of Congo, talks began last week," he explains.

The Minister of Higher Education, Rajesh Jeetah, had a working meeting with the Minister of Special Economic Zone of the Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday. The latter expressed the wish that Maurice shares his vision of the Knowledge Hub with Congo.

In that it is Kenya, we understand that the Kenyan government is very interested to host the OUM and a decision to this effect should be taken quickly. Kaviraj Sukon explains that the purpose of the OUM 2015 will accommodate 3,000 students. In Mauritius, the property is already accommodate 2,100 students. "We also received 1,300 new listings that we are considering and we believe still accommodate 800 students by the new re-entry scheduled for July 2014," says the director.

Still it is antennas OUM on the continent, it is explained that after the agreements signed between Mauritius and South African Development Community (SADC), the rates that offer students the different antennas Africa will be similar to those prevailing in Mauritius for all member countries of SADC.

However, students from countries which are not members of the SADC will have to pay 1.5 times more expensive than offered on the Mauritian soil rates. Market research has already been done in these African countries to meet their demands in that it is academic programs they wish to study.

MBA programs, Business Management, currently have the coast, while countries such as Uganda, we wish to dispense curriculum in Oil & Petroleum and Mining while Namibia would specifically provides that there courses in entrepreneurship. Kaviraj Sukon also explains that African students will also have to register on the site Mauritian OUM.

 

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