[Irtalk] African Virtual University to launch 29 e-learning centres - University World News

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Sun Aug 17 15:45:18 SAST 2014

In an effort to provide African learners with greater access to higher
education opportunities, the African Virtual University, in partnership
with the African Development Bank, is launching 29 new open, distance and
e-learning centres in 21 African countries.

The African Virtual University is a pan-African inter-governmental
organisation with 19 member countries, and is aimed at increasing access to
quality higher education through the innovative use of information and
communication technologies.

*“The cost of a new centre is approximately US$200,000 and the 29 Open
Distance and e-Learning Centers should all be installed in the next six to
eight months,” Mathias Goldstein, business development manager at the
African Virtual University, told University World News.*

The centres will be co-located in 27 partner institutions of the African
Virtual University, in 21 African countries, and will work across borders
and languages.

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