e-Learning partnership to bolster student intake

The Zambian Open University expects to increase its student intake twofold in 2017 after it entered into a partnership with eLearnAfrica for its courses and degree programmes to be made available on the platform, writes Matshelane Mamabolo for IT Web Africa.

The Zambian Open University has a student population of 3,000 for 2016. is a mobile application and portal launched in November that offers open education for Africans. The site says it has recorded 385,000 visitors since it launched.

Professor Olusegun Adedayo Yerokun, acting vice-chancellor of the university, says even more Africans will gain access to the university's distance and face-to-face degree programmes in agricultural sciences, law, education and more on the eLearnAfrica platform following the deal they concluded recently. The university says it expects to hit a target of 6,000 students next year as a result of the decision to join the eLearnAfrica platform. The surge in numbers, according to the university, come from the ever-growing demand for higher education in Zambia which is far from being satisfied.
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