The University of Qualified Studies, Accra (UPSA) has proven an on the internet distance understanding college, to take up the growing number of prospective students who are unable to entry higher instruction owing to limited admission slots in the different tertiary establishments.
The online length college is predicted to roll out chosen postgraduate programmes for the 2020/21 academic calendar year. The accredited programmes so far contain MBA in Advertising and marketing, MBA in Auditing, MBA in Accounting and Finance and MBA in Company Governance.
According to Administration of the University, the transfer also forms portion of steps to reduce deal with-to-deal with tuition and take education and learning beyond the brick and mortar natural environment as most better instructional institutions employ progressive pedagogies in the 21st century.
Throwing a lot more light on the new structure of education and learning, the Dean of the UPSA Length Finding out Faculty, Professor Albert Puni claimed, the College is effectively-positioned to roll out successful on the internet distance instruction with versatile tutorial delivery that is engaging, pleasurable and tailored to healthy the plan of all college students.
He extra that this would let students to go to lectures from the convenience of their properties, and submit assignments and other coursework at their own benefit.
“We are using instruction to the doorstep of pupils,” he stated. “Through our digital platforms, pupils can now show up at lectures, submit assignments, add to class dialogue and interact other students on-line.”
Prof Opuni, in underlying the significance of the program explained that there will be minimal use of info and the web mainly because pupils will only go on the net as and when demanded.
“You do not will need to be online all the time. Learners can download educational products online and study them offline at their have rate,” he emphasised.
The Director of Documents and Details Management Centre (DIMC), Dr Edwin Teye Ayernor further discussed that modules of the numerous programmes would be mounted on carousel basis – exactly where pupils would have the privilege of enrolling in one particular system at a time.
He again disclosed that each individual module has been structured in a five-week period and learners will occasionally stop by the campus to sit for their end of module exams.
Dr Ayernor also noted that lesser class measurement will be used to facilitate powerful instructing and learning as perfectly as to make lessons interactional as achievable.
Currently, admissions into a variety of on the net programmes for the 2020/2021 educational calendar year are ongoing and the very first cohort of the online college are anticipated to start in September this yr.
In the meantime, the National Accreditation Board in a letter to the UPSA has recommended the institution for assembly all specifications for environment up an on-line distance understanding centre.
“Your institution has achieved the minimum prerequisite for placing up an on the net length understanding centre. Your institution’s exertion in meeting the Board’s expectation is not only appreciated but well worth commending,” the statement said.