Virtual university takes off

The Virtual University of Senegal, which has catered for 14,000 students during its first three years, will have a student roll of more than 20,000 in the new academic year.

Mary Teuw Niane, minister for higher education and research, said the Université Virtuelle du Sénégal had been ranked as the country’s second best university since last year, reported Le Soleil of Dakar.

Niane said the university would be catering for 8,000 new students. “The Université Virtuelle du Sénégal is coming of age, and today digitisation has become an important component of education. This is not only general education, but also professional training, at a distance; it’s a major opening, and provides access to higher education without having to move from one’s home territory,” he said.

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