BH Global Education Team
Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) Vice-Chancellor, Prof. M. Aslam, has recently announced that the University will soon open its study centre in collaboration with the Zambian Open University (ZOU) in Zambia for three MBA programmes. Collaboration in MBA programme, Master in Education Management and Educational Economics are the fields in which ZOU desires to open an IGNOU study center.
Prof. Aslam stated that though no Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed as yet but a mutual agreement has been arrived at with Prof. Dickson Mwansa, Vice- Chancellor of ZOU and Mr. Bwalya Lyapa Nondo, First Secretary, Republic of Zambia. Both the delegates visited the IGNOU headquarters in the capital to explore possibility of future collaboration with the university. Prof. Aslam briefed them about IGNOU through a presentation. He apprised them with the fact that IGNOU already is functioning abroad with 82 partner institutions across 43 countries including Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
According to him, quality and sustainability is the most important criteria of collaboration with the partner institutions to spread global education in the world. ZOU was established 14 years back with 369 students. It is the only Open University in Zambia which now has 6000 students on its rolls. It has ten schools and to name a few, Agriculture, Performing and Visual Arts, Social Science, Law, Mathematics, Education, Continuing Education are some of them.