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There will be an Open Learning Conference 2018 between September 5-7th at University of South Africa. For more info click the following link:
http://www.unisa.ac.za/openlearning2018

This is a report on meeting between the ACDE President and the University of Maryland University College. Download the document here Report of a meeting between the ACDE President and the University of Maryland University College to get more information.

This is a presentation on status of Certification and Accreditation of Higher Education Open And Distance And Online Courses, Programmes and institutions in Africa. Download the document here Equador Keynote Speech TSAM 2018.ppt to get more information.

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This is a brief report on the ACDE meetings held at the Golden Peacock Hotel, Beira, Mozambique on 21-23 March, 2018. Download the document here to get more information.

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This is a visit by marketters from the Chinese Electronic for Teaching & Learning Company on March 26th, 2018.

Professor Rotimi Ogidan (standing far right), Executive Director, African Council for Distance Education (ACDE) on behalf of the ACDE President delivering a letter to congratulate Professor Paul Wainaina (Standing far left), for his appointment as Vice Chancellor of the Kenyatta University, Kenya.

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ACDE rejoices with Prof. Tolly.S.A. Mbwette (ACDE Goodwill Ambassador), for his appointment as Executive Member, International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) 2018-2019.

This is a report on a visit by the ACDE president, Professor Abdelraouf Abbas Ahmed Elbadawi to Nigeria on 18-20 December, 2017. Download the document here Report on a visit to Nigeria by the ACDE Presidnt, Prof Abdelrouf Abbas.doc to get more information.

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A report on Academic Exchange Programme: Shanghai Open University/African Council for Distance Education. Download the document here Report on academic exchange programme.doc to get more information.

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ACDE rejoices with Ms Grace Muriuki, the Administrative Secretary who has just completed her Bachelor's degree in Gender, Women and Development Studies with second class upper division at Egerton University Kenya as a good example of work and learn principle of the Open and Distance Learning.

Download the information here INFORMATION ABOUT A CO SPONSOR OF THE ACDE PSC AND EXECUITVE BOARD MEETING IN ZAMBIA.doc.

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A new Vice Chancellor for the Open University of Sudan, Prof. Abdelraouf Ahmed Abbas Elbadawi, has been appointed after a successful completion of Prof. Faisal Abdalla Elhag's tenure. In view of the fact that, it was the Open University of Sudan that hosted the 5th ACDE Conference and General Assembly in March, 2017 where his predecessor was unanimously elected ACDE President and going by the ACDE arrangement and previous practice which indicated that, upon appointment as Vice Chancellor, Prof. Abdelraouf Ahmed Abbas Elbadawi automatically inherits the position of the ACDE President until the 6th ACDE Conference and General Assembly is held in the year 2020.

The Nigeria Senate has passed an amendment to the law establishing the National Open University of Nigeria, which ensures that all graduates of this academic institution, are now qualified and eligible for mobilisation by the National Youth Service Corps and to attend the Nigerian Law School. The passage was followed by the adoption of a report by the Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFund on the ‘Bill for An Act to Amend the National Open University Act Cap N6 LFN 1983 (Amendment) Bill 2017’ by the lawmakers at the plenary on Thursday, the 6th of July 2017.

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The two ACDE delegates on the front row , Salha Mohammed A Abdo of the Open University of Sudan standing second from left hand side while Mrs Teenah Jutton Seeburun of the Open University of Mauritius was standing fifth from the right hand side.

The 5th African Council for Distance Education Conference and General Assembly hosted by the Open University of Sudan and held at the Republic of Sudan was very peaceful and successful. The Pre Conference activities; ACDE Programme Steering Committee and the Sub Committee meetings, the Workshop training on Open Educational Resources and the 33rd Executive Board meeting were held as scheduled.

The meeting was attended by:

Delegates from the Open University of China (OUC)

  1. Prof. Yang Xiaotang, Vice President, the Open University of China
  2. Dr. Yang Yongbo, Executive Deputy Dean of Chinese Language Centre, the Open University of China
  3. Ms. Tan Lu, teacher of Chinese Language Centre, the Open University of China
  4. Dr. Li Wei, Research Associate, Institute of Education Studies, the Open University of China
  5. Mr. Niu Ben, Section Chief of International Cooperation and Exchange Division, the Open University of China.

African Council for Distance Education Team (ACDE)

  1. Prof. Ezra Maritim, Director, College of Open and Distance Learning, Egerton University, Kenya
  2. Prof. Rotimi Ogidan, Executive Director, African Council for Distance Education, Nairobi, Kenya
  3. Marygorreti Akinyi, Head Unit, African Women Study Center, University of Nairobi, Kenya
  4. Japheth Mwongela, Senior Accountant , African Council for Distance Education, Nairobi, Kenya

Standing in the middle was the ACDE President, Prof. Faisal Abdalla Elhag while the Executive Director, Prof. Rotimi Ogidan was at the left hand side. The ACDE ICT Director, Dr. Sabrie Beldo was at the right hand side.

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The Vice Chancellor Professon Primrose Kurash was honoured for demonstrating leadership potential and the ability to mentor other through sills transfer and empowerment of others. Her visionary leadership, anchored on the virtues of credibility, competence and caring, has taken the Zimbabwe Open...

The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) was honoured with an Organizational Leadership Award For Excellence In Open Educational Resources .the award was granted by the Open Education Consortium's Board Of Directors at Krakow Poland.

The Organizational Leadership Award is...

The International Council for Distance Education (ICDE) has elected Prof. Mandla Makhanya as its first African President.The new ICDE President is also the ACDE Treasurer and the Vice Chancellor of the University of South Africa.

The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) flaunted its string of recent successes in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria on the 16 January, 2016 where a record 10,653 graduating students were officially discharged at an...

Teacher Education Conference, 16-17 March 2016, Harare, Zimbabwe

The Zimbabwe Open University has issued a call for papers to be presented during the upcoming 1st International Conference on Teacher Development through Open and Distance Learning. The conference aims to...

The first major activity on Open Educational Resources which was undertaken by the African Council for Distance Education (ACDE) was propelled by the high level Executive meeting which was sponsored by the UNESCO on the 8th September, 2014 at the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. The...

The ACDE 2nd Vice President, Prof. Faisal Abdalla Elhag having a hand shake with the President of the Shanghai Open University after a discussion on how to secure support for ACDE ICT programme...

Theme: Integrating Mobile Learning to Open Up Access to Quality Education and Training Opportunities in Africa
Dates: July 6th - 8th, 2016
City: Nairobi, Kenya
Venue: TBA

The Call for Papers is now...

A high level meeting was held on 6th August, 2015 to commence activity on the Memorandum of Understanding between the African Virtual University and the African Council for Distance Education in Nairobi. The meeting was led by President of ACDE and the Rector of AVU. Standing third from the...

ACDE President, Prof. Primrose Kurasha gave this presentation at the Global High Level Policy Forum held at at...

Prof. Olugbemiro Jegede, ACDE Goodwill Ambassador is the winner of ICDE Prize of Excellence for lifelong contribution to the field 2015.The Prize will be awarded during the ICDE World Conference in Pretoria, South Africa 16 October...

Left to right: Dr. Musa Fadlalla Ali, Dr.Kassim Nihuka, Prof. Israel Adu, Dr. Molapo Qhobela(Chairman), Prof. Olugbemiro Jegede (ACDE Goodwill...

Invitation to participate in the 26th ICDE World Conference, 14-16 October 2015

The University of South Africa (Unisa) has the honour of hosting the 26th World Conference of the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE), to be held at Sun City from...

The Awards Gala Dinner took place on the 8th of June,2014 in Kalala room, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

The following categories of awards were presented:

  • Distinguished ODL Scholar of the Century
  • Institutional Support to ACDE
  • Individual Support...

Professor Nuhu Yaqub, ACDE Goodwill Ambassador, former ACDE President presnetly Vice Chancellor, Sokoto State University, Nigeria visited ACDE Secretariat in Nairobi on 25th September, 2014. During the visit, Prof. Nuhu Yaqub held routine discussions with the Executive Director...

The workshop was organized as per terms of reference of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and African Council for Distance Education (ACDE). Workshop participants were drawn from ACDE-Technical Committee on Collaboration and the National Open University...

Mr. Philip Mututa, Executive Director of Zambia College of Open Learning (ZAMCOL), visited ACDE Secretariat in Nairobi from Thursday 4th July to Friday 5th July, 2013. During the visit, Mr. Mututa held routine discussions with the Executive Director, Prof. Mutale Musonda, and Senior Programme...

Commonwealth of Learning/ACDE ODL Research Methods Capacity Building Workshop, 17- 19 June, 2013, Naura Springs Hotel, Arusha - Tanzania

This training workshop has been organized within the terms of reference of the memorandum of understanding (MOU) between COL...

Ana Assudan Organization is an NGO voluntary charitable organization it works in the field of health, education and human rights issues and membership in excess of 200 thousand volunteers is extending greetings and best wishes to ACDE and would like to invite all ACDE members to attend and...

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Professor Mutale Mike Musonda, Executive Director of the African Council for Distance Education and Dr. Bakary Diallo, Rector of African Virtual University on 15th April,...

Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU) invites all interested parties to attend and present academic and research papers at the International Research Conference 2013 to be held at Harare International Conference...

Theme: Integrating eLearning and Open Education to Increase Access to Quality Education and Training in Africa

The African Virtual University would like to extend an invitation to researchers, scholars, and academics to submit papers for the 1st International Conference of the...

Professor Elifas Bisanda has been appointed as the new Vice Chancellor for the Open University of Tanzania.Before now, he was the acting Vice Chancellor.

 
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