Our future

As Africa’s leading open distance learning university, we strive to keep up with the constantly evolving Higher Education landscape in order to serve our students to the best of our ability. Our main aim is to harness the new and emerging potential in information and communication technology to catapult the university into a truly digital future.
Some of the ways we hope to achieve this include:

Negotiating with internet service providers to secure special deals for students in an attempt to ensure that every student has suitable access to the internet.

  • A paperless environment. This will entail every student having access to an electronic device (PC or tablet).
  • An increased implementation of e-books and online learning including the use of e-tutors and e-mentors.
  • An open licensing regime where the restrictions placed on us by licensing legalities are minimised. This will enable us to more easily provide students with access to a wide range of study materials and reading matter.

We have no doubt that the upcoming years will present us with a myriad of challenges, from coping with political and economic changes to ensuring that we are able to adequately serve our large number of students. Challenges notwithstanding, we are confident in our ability to succeed and become a truly high-performance university.