UGANDA: Virtual university launched

Uganda launched a virtual university in a low-key event recently, writes Raymond Mpubani for The Monitor. Minister for Higher Education John Chrysostom Muyingo said at the ceremony held at the university's offices in Muyenga, an upmarket suburb in Kampala: "This is a radical move away from the blended learning approach used in many distance learning programmes offered by Uganda's universities."

The Virtual University of Uganda will offer courses solely over the internet. Vice-chancellor Dr Deirdre Carabine promised it would be done "in a creative and challenging way to provide first-class education that can rival, and even surpass, the traditional full-time programme where one teacher stands in a classroom teaching one class for one timetable hour".
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