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BOU in C'wealth Youth Education Consortium

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BSS, Dhaka :
The Commonwealth Consortium of Higher Education Institutions for Youth Work will help aspiring or untrained youth workers to obtain a professional qualification.
The initiative will support 16 universities from Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Europe to offer a low-cost, internationally recognised Commonwealth bachelor degree in youth development work.
It is established by four partners: the Commonwealth Secretariat, the Commonwealth of Learning, the University of West Indies in Jamaica and YMCA George Williams College in the UK.
The Consortium was formally launched by the President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, at the opening ceremony of the 9th Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting, in Kampala, Uganda on August 1 2017. One of the member institutions which will benefit is Uganda's Makerere University.
Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland said she was delighted to launch the consortium as she acknowledged and commended each of the partners.
"This education initiative will help to build a new cadre of highly skilled and educated youth workers in Commonwealth countries, contributing to the growing professionalisation of the youth work sector globally," she said.
The Commonwealth Bachelor Degree in Youth Development Work builds on a longstanding diploma-level qualification offered through the University of West Indies, which was first introduced in partnership with the Commonwealth Secretariat two decades ago.
Denise Richards, Programme Coordinator at the University of West Indies, predicted the consortium will attract students in communities that do not have access to quality tertiary level training and education programmes:
"This has the potential to create and sustain an educated workforce and lifelong learning opportunities for advancement that would not be possible if individual institutions attempt to develop and offer all of the education and
training programmes that are most needed in their country."
The agreement to establish the consortium was first made at the 19th Commonwealth Conference of Education Ministers in the Bahamas in June 2015.
At the Commonwealth Youth Work Conference in March 2016, the consortium
partners delivered a consultation which led to the 16 universities joining as members.
The sixteen initial participating universities are: Bangladesh - Bangladesh Open University (BOU), Botswana - Botswana College of Distance and Open Learning, Guyana - University of Guyana (Turkeyen Campus), India - Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development, Jamaica - University of West Indies, Kenya - University of Maseno, Kenya - University of Nairobi, Malawi - University of Malawi, Malta - University of Malta, Namibia - Namibia College of Open Learning, Pakistan - Allama Iqbal Open University, Sierra Leone - University of Sierra Leone, South Africa - University of Venda, South Africa, Sri Lanka - Open University of Sri Lanka, Uganda - Makerere University and United Kingdom - YMCA George Williams College.

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