ZOU Vice Chancellor attends ACDE meetings

The Acting Vice Chancellor, Professor Alfred Ncube attended the 20th ACDE Programme Steering Committee and the 36th ACDE Executive Board meetings that were held from 3 to 4 September 2018 at the University of South Africa (UNISA), in the Bamboo Auditorium, Kgorong Building, Preller Street at the UNISA Main Campus, Pretoria South Africa.  The last ACDE Meetings were held in Beira, Mozambique, in March 2018.

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The host for the September 2018 ACDE Meetings, Professor Mandla S. Makhanya the Vice Chancellor of UNISA, (seated fourth from left) seen here with the ACDE delegates
 Front Row (seated, from left to right): Prof. Rotimi Ogidan, ACDE Executive Director;  Prof. Elisa Malnis, Director of International Collaboration at the Open University, United Kingdom; Prof. Elifas T. Bisanda, Vice Chancellor of the Open University of Tanzania; Prof Makhanya; Prof. Abdel Raouf Ahmed Abbas Elbadawi, ACDE President and Vice Chancellor of the Open University of Sudan; Prof. Abdallah Uba Adamu, Vice Chancellor of the National Open University of Nigeria; Professor Alfred C. Ncube, Acting Vice Chancellor of the Zimbabwe Open University; Prof. Sara Lavinia, representing Prof Kamal Hashim, Vice Chancellor of Alneenlain University; Prof. Paul K. Wainaina, Vice Chancellor of Kenyatta University.
Also in the Picture: Prof. Doutor Padre Alberto Father Ferriera, Rector of the Catholic University of Mozambique (standing 2nd from left); Eng. Domingos Chidassicua, Vice Chancellor of the Instituto Superior De Cienciase Educacao a Distancia (standing 4th from left); Dr Daniel Tau, Vice Chancellor of the Botswana Open University (standing 2nd from right)
 
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Professor A.C. Ncube (2nd Row right) seen here with the ACDE Team. Professor M. S. Makhanya, Vice Chancellor of UNISA (centre in royal blue suit)
 

Highlights at the meetings included the exchange of ideas that are meant to improve practices in ODL and e-learning.  The Acting Vice Chancellor also took time to discuss collaboration opportunities in various areas such as the sharing of learning materials (modules) as well as sharing human resources and infrastructure where possible. The Acting Vice Chancellor met some of ZOU’s international partners to consolidate relationships.  For example, the Zimbabwe Open University has started benefitting from the relationships with the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) and Kenyatta University. Such meetings provide the necessary interaction platforms and Vice Chancellors grab this golden opportunity to get to know more about other institutional members’ strengths and capacities for purposes of cooperation in areas of interest.

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Professor Alfred C. Ncube (seated third from right) with other ADCE Meetings attendees at UNISA, September 2018
 
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The Acting Vice Chancellor, Professor Alfred Ncube (right), at the just ended ACDE Meetings at UNISA, standing here with, Mr Jasper L. Maenzanise (centre), Librarian, Harare Institute of Technology (HIT) and Mr David Farira (left), Director Institutional Advancement, UNISA