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IUM launched the center for distance and e-learning (CDeL): Purpose and Mission


Another milestone in the history of IUM was yet made as it embarked on a new mode of delivery of our programmes via distance learning when the Centre for Distance and e-Learning (CDeL) was launched on 14 December 2021.

The Centre is marshaled to use digitized distance and online/blended e-learning to support IUM students across all faculties and at levels Certificates to Bachelor Honours degree.

Officiating at its launch, IUM Founder and Chairman Hon. Prof. David Namwandi stated that the demand has been mounting since 2019 for the institution to introduce distance learning.

“Governing council has been very conservative to approve management recommendations until after thorough due diligence was concluded mid last year. The university shall no longer turn away qualified prospective students due to limited physical infrastructure. From now on, regional and international students who wish or aspire to pursue studies at IUM will do so from anywhere even in their country of origin with no impediment, thereby advancing regional integration and honouring SADC protocol on education and training objectives when it comes to the region,” He stated.

IUM online distance curriculum is carefully thought out, well-articulated and developed product that shall serve as successful distance teaching and learning guide.

To this regard IUM has acquired services of highly qualified academic professionals to develop these programmes.

With the launch of CDeL online course content development has raised the bar very high as nothing was left to chance.

“I am excited that this technology based instructional mode expands learning opportunities to thousands of our students across the globe,” Hon. Prof. Namwandi excitedly said.

The Centre’s main objective is to make university education accessible to all in Namibia and beyond.

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