Prof. Asha Kanwar, President, the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) has congratulated the Botswana Open University (BOU) for transitioning from the Botswana College of Open and Distance Learning (BOCODOL) into an open university, effective Dec.1.
Kanwar, in a publication in COL’s website, said that BOU’s mandate was to make education accessible to all Batswana, especially out-of-school youth and adults, through the use of open and distance learning (ODL).
“COL assisted BOCODOL during the transition process by providing technical advice and reviewing the institution’s systems.
“COL also assists by supporting capacity-building in open educational resources (OER), information communication technology (ICT) and ODL,’’ she said.
Kanwar said that BOCODOL had been a committed member of the Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth (VUSSC) and housed the Southern African Development Community Centre for Distance Education (SADC-CDE).