IGNOU, Open University of Kenya to collaborate on student mobility, joint research, new courses

IGNOU and OUK signed an agreement on e-learning platforms, educational resources in the presence of President of Kenya and PM Modi.

IGNOU, OUK signed agreement on various domains in front of PM Modi. (Image: Official X account)IGNOU, OUK signed agreement on various domains in front of PM Modi. (Image: Official X account)

Vagisha Kaushik | December 5, 2023 | 07:55 PM IST

NEW DELHI: The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) and the Open University of Kenya (OUK) signed an agreement today on facilitating student and faculty mobility, incorporating cutting-edge technology for teaching and learning, capacity-building programmes for OUK staff, and more.

The agreement also focussed on curriculum development aligned with market needs, sharing expertise in e-learning platforms, joint research and development initiatives, assistance in policy framework creation, support for new programme development, and sharing educational resources.

OUK may also seek academic and financial support from IGNOU for specific initiatives, with potential collaboration through EdCIL for long-term benefits.

The agreement was exchanged in the presence of higher education president William Samoei Ruto, Kenyan president and Prime Minister Narendra Modi by the principal secretary for higher education and research, Ministry of Education, Kenya, and Professor Nageshwar Rao, IGNOU vice-chancellor.

The Kenyan delegates also visited the Electronic Media Production Center (EMPC) of IGNOU and appreciated the initiatives of the University.

“This collaboration between IGNOU and The Open University of Kenya represents a commitment to advancing education, fostering international cooperation, and creating opportunities for students in developing countries. Both institutions look forward to a fruitful partnership that will pave the way for a brighter future in education and technological advancements,” the university said in an official statement.

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