IGNOU has signed an agreement with Guyana Online Academy of Learning (GOAL)
The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has signed an agreement with the Guyana Online Academy of Learning (GOAL). The agreement aims to enable the university to offer online distance education (ODL) and online programs through GOAL to students in the Republic of Guyana.
The signing ceremony, according to a press release from IGNOU, took place virtually and in the presence of officials from both institutions, including Professor Nageshwar Rao, Vice-Chancellor of IGNOU and Professor Jacob Opadeyi, Director of GOAL. Minister of Public Service, Sonia Parag was also present at the ceremony and shared the initiative of the Government of Guyana in the area of ââhigher education.
Prof Rao, in his speech at the ceremony, said the deal would help expand the university’s international footprint. Explaining the unique pedagogy and blended approach of IGNOU, the Vice Chancellor said the university can provide both ODL as well as online education and also learner support which is of paramount importance and IGNOU is committed to providing all the handling to its partners. .
He further assured all learners of the full support of the university. Elaborating on pedagogy, he said that in this mode of education, an invisible teacher becomes visible through online and electronic media, imparting engaging learning to the learner for better experience and enhanced learning. He said university officials are keenly interested in making it a success, according to the IGNOU statement.
IGNOU’s statement added, âProfessor VV Subramanyam provided a presentation on the university’s online technical support services through the Center for Online Education. He spoke about the digitally connected experiential learning services personalized through ICT that will be made available to Guyanese learners by IGNOU for better results.
âProfessor Deeksha Kapoor of the School of Continuing Education gave details of the Certificate in Food and Nutrition (CFN) program, the most popular program among learners in Guyana. Professor PV Suresh, director of the School of Computer and Information Science, discussed pedagogy and other details of the Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA) program, âhe added.