African Counsil of Distance Education

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by Kizmet, Mar 22, 2017.

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  1. Phdtobe

    Phdtobe Well-Known Member

    An apology was not necessary, but once would have been fine.
     
  2. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Short article here on the Kingdom of Ghana, which is well north of the present-day nation of Ghana. http://www.ushistory.org/civ/7a.asp The "old" Ghana was within the present-day borders of Mauritania, Mali, and Senegal.

    Something else I didn't know - the Empire of Ghana's original name was "Wagadugu" - isn't that the same as the present-day capital (Ouagadougou - French phonetic spelling) of Burkina Faso?
     
  3. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    At least I wasn't saying something controversial... for a change. ;)
     
  4. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

  5. Phdtobe

    Phdtobe Well-Known Member

    Achievable objectives. There are millions of young people seeking an affordable world class education. Also there are the old farts like me who just like learning for learning sake and will do it anywhere for cheap


    Objective
    The main purpose of this collaboration is to:
    • Enable the Copperbelt University to expand its revenue base through growth in distance learning student numbers within the framework of remodeling income generation.
    • Deliver a world class set of distance learning programmes both through a blend of face to face delivery on one hand and one hundred percent online delivery on the other.
     
  6. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    I went to the distance page - and yes, they take Non-Zambian applicants. Could only find 4 courses. Are these all the distance offerings? One B.A. - Local Government Administration. Three Diplomas - Local Government Admin., Paralegal and Teaching Methodology. The day-school offerings are quite extensive, so maybe I'm missing something here. I was unable to find the cost. Do you know the distance fees, or anything re: other distance courses available, Phdtobe?
     
  7. Phdtobe

    Phdtobe Well-Known Member

  8. Phdtobe

    Phdtobe Well-Known Member

     
  9. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Right - they do. By some kind of reverse logic, I went directly to "distance education" rather than "programmes / distance education." Tsk-tsk. What a fool I am! (But you knew that, right? :) )

    Costs: about 3-4 times the domestic rate for foreigners. That seems OK to me. Your decimal point appears to be wrong by 3 places, Phdtobe. According to XE Currency Exchange, 1 Zambian Kwacha = around 10 cents US. So 1,000 K would be around $100, not 10 cents as you wrote. I have to believe the fee schedule is for the entire program, not per semester. If so, for foreigners, degree programs cost from roughly 60,000 Kwacha to about 73,000. That's around $6,000 to $7,300 US. (Most expensive is engineering).

    Domestic students pay roughly 1/4 of this; as I said, that sounds reasonable.
     
  10. Phdtobe

    Phdtobe Well-Known Member

    Being a foriegn student in Zambia could be a cool thing to do. The prices may not be competitive for distance learning. The University of Lusaka has doctorates at usd16k, but the University of Lusaka is private.
     
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  11. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Indeed it could. We can start here...
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Languages_of_Zambia
    And here: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/10-zambian-proverbs-you-should-know-mwape-chisaka
    And here: https://zamtransinternational.weebly.com/bembaproverbsandsayings.html

    Pretty interesting. BTW - I believe if you are a non-Zambian, you will pay foreign fees on campus - not the cheaper domestic ones. I doubt there's any savings over distance study - unless it's in cheaper living costs in Zambia.
     
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  12. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    As previously discussed, only the PhD in Organizational Behavior is available online. Unless foreign students pay more for online study (I didn't see anything) , it may be the Holy Grail of PhDs cost-wise after all! Per the chart, tuition for the entire three year program is around 360,000 Kenyan shillings (127K per year plus incidentals). That's about $3,571 US in total, or about $1,200 per year. You need a relevant Master's, minimum GPA of 3.00 to get in.
     
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  13. Phdtobe

    Phdtobe Well-Known Member

    Pan Africa Christian University, Christian in the name may be a turn off for many people, at least for me.
     
  14. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Right - and don't call me one, either. ;) But there are 2.2 billion people on this planet who say they are Christians - more than any group who say they're of some other faith. So ... not for you or me, maybe, but there's a B-I-G marketplace among folks who wouldn't mind that label at all.

    Say, you're not a Christian? You were quoting the Bible in this thread . . .

    https://www.degreeinfo.com/index.php?threads/number-one-in-poverty-california-isnt-our-most-progressive-state-its-our-most-racist-one.52127/ (Seventh Post.)

    If I assumed wrong and you are one - why would you mind the Christian label - on you or your degree?
     
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  15. Phdtobe

    Phdtobe Well-Known Member

    I grew up a Christian but that was because of slavery, colonisation, and parents. At this moment in time, I am a non-believer in the Christian god.
     
  16. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Right, then. I understand. Sorry for any wrong assumptions or imaginings on my part. I'm sure Pan-African Christian University will get along fine without us.
     
  17. Phdtobe

    Phdtobe Well-Known Member

  18. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    Liberia has played an interesting role in the history of diploma mills and this board. Because of that I'm not sure I could consider a Liberian university, however unfair that might be.
     
  19. Phdtobe

    Phdtobe Well-Known Member

    I am responding to this with a smile because I previously ignored it because it was not a big deal. But I could be extremely judgmental and take that post out of context to be an attribution to Liberians.
     
  20. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    Hmmm. I have to admit that I have no idea what you mean by any of that.
     

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