10,013 Students For Distance Learning Programmes

10,013 Students For Distance Learning Programmes

The Institute of Distance and e-Learning of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW), Kumasi Campus, has admitted 10,013 fresh students to pursue various under-graduate and post-graduate programmes. They are drawn from three regions – Ashanti, Brong-Ahafo and Western. The acting Vice Chancellor, the Reverend Father Professor Anthony Afful-Broni, said the goal was to provide opportunity for everybody to access university education conveniently from their doorstep at manageable cost. Performing the matriculation ceremony in Kumasi, he said this was being done without sacrificing quality. He expressed discomfort with the practice where…

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Study: More Students Are Enrolling in Online Courses

Study: More Students Are Enrolling in Online Courses

Enrollment in online courses rose at a faster pace between fall 2015 and 2016 compared with the previous three years, yet students are increasingly choosing local online degree programs, according to the “Grade Increase” report released today by the Babson Survey Research Group. Based on federal data from more than 4,700 colleges and universities, more than 6.3 million students in the U.S. – most of whom were undergraduates – took at least one online course in fall 2016, a 5.6 percent increase from the previous year. This is the 14th consecutive year that…

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Students voice: How to pick a career you actually like

Students voice: How to pick a career you actually like

In India, the foundation of career-building starts right after class 10, where a student has to select mainly between science, commerce and arts subjects. This is followed by choosing to go for the ‘right’ type of graduation and/or post-graduation degrees at ‘appropriate’ colleges after class 12, searching for the ‘correct’ job(s) afterwards and finally ending at accomplishing the same. Whenever asked about choosing a career, great people like APJ Abdul Kalam(former President of India), Steve Jobs (co-founder: Apple Inc.), Priyanka Chopra(Indian actress), etc have insisted on “doing what you love.” They have always emphasised…

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Scholarship opportunity for underprivileged students: Know how to apply

Scholarship opportunity for underprivileged students: Know how to apply

The Nurture Merit cum Means Scholarship 2018 invites applications from students pursuing graduation. It is an initiative to support meritorious graduates, belonging to the underprivileged section of the society. In order to be eligible for the scholarship, students need to go through the below-mentioned procedure: Eligibility criteria Educational qualification: Candidates interested in applying need to posses Bachelor’s degree with 75 per cent and above from a recognised university/institute. Also, interested candidate should have a family income less than Rs 2 lakh per annum from all the sources. Scholarship reward: Each…

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SC cancels degrees of students who graduated through distance learning from 3 varsities after 2005

SC cancels degrees of students who graduated through distance learning from 3 varsities after 2005

It suspended the engineering degrees of students who graduated between 2001 and 2005, and asked them to clear an exam by January 15. The Supreme Court on Friday cancelled the engineering degrees of students who earned them through distance learning from three deemed universities after 2005, Live Law reported. The court said the amount paid by these students towards tuition will have to be refunded by the universities by May 31, 2018. The students who had their degrees suspended were from the JRN Rajasthan Vidyapeeth in Udaipur, the Institute of Advanced Studies…

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UF Offers Online Classes To Displaced Puerto Rico Students

UF Offers Online Classes To Displaced Puerto Rico Students

It was 6:15 a.m. on Sept. 20 when Hurricane Maria ripped through Puerto Rico. Pedro Vega Agosto stayed in his home in Caguas, Puerto Rico as hurricane winds shook the entire house and rain beat on the roof. “It was a real experience — a terrifying experience,” said the 20-year-old accounting major from the University of Puerto Rico in Mayagüez. Agosto was heartbroken by the damage he encountered outside after the worst of it had passed. “It was like waking up to a whole new Puerto Rico,” he said. While…

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Drew University tops list of schools attracting international students

Drew University tops list of schools attracting international students

MADISON — Drew University is tops in New Jersey when it comes to attracting international students and sending students abroad to study, according to an Institute of International Education report. According to the report, Drew ranks in the top 10 percent in enrolling international students and the top 15 percent in undergraduate students studying abroad. Drew is the only New Jersey school in the report’s Top 40 rankings. More than 2,000 of 3,000 accredited colleges responded to the IIE’s survey for the Open Doors Report. Drew ranks 19th among baccalaureate schools nationwide for enrolling…

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SC cancels degrees of students who graduated through distance learning from 3 varsities after 2005

SC cancels degrees of students who graduated through distance learning from 3 varsities after 2005

It suspended the engineering degrees of students who graduated between 2001 and 2005, and asked them to clear an exam by January 15. The Supreme Court on Friday cancelled the engineering degrees of students who earned them through distance learning from three deemed universities after 2005, Live Law reported. The court said the amount paid by these students towards tuition will have to be refunded by the universities by May 31, 2018. The students who had their degrees suspended were from the JRN Rajasthan Vidyapeeth in Udaipur, the Institute of Advanced Studies…

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SC cancels degrees of students who graduated through distance learning from 3 varsities after 2005

SC cancels degrees of students who graduated through distance learning from 3 varsities after 2005

The Supreme Court on Friday cancelled the engineering degrees of students who earned them through distance learning from three deemed universities after 2005, Live Law reported. The court said the amount paid by these students towards tuition will have to be refunded by the universities by May 31, 2018. The students who had their degrees suspended were from the JRN Rajasthan Vidyapeeth in Udaipur, the Institute of Advanced Studies in Education in Rajasthan’s Churu district and the Allahabad Agricultural Institute in Uttar Pradesh. The Times of India reported that a fourth, Vinayaka Mission Research Foundation…

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CCSU To Offer Shortened Semester, Online Courses, For Students Affected By Hurricanes

CCSU To Offer Shortened Semester, Online Courses, For Students Affected By Hurricanes

When Serafin Mendez heard that thousands of students from the University of Puerto Rico wouldn’t be able to continue their education because of hurricane-related damage to the campus, he decided to do something. “We realized that the university needed to be part of the efforts to help some of these students — not because we are Puerto Ricans, but because it’s the right thing to do,” said Mendez, who’s a communications professor at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain. He said about 25 students have expressed interest in transferring…

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