Vice Rector of Academic Affairs at Universite d’Abomey-Calavi (University of Abomey-Calavi) in Benin, Prof. Djimon Marcel Zannou, last Friday paid a familiarisation visit to Laweh Open University College, Teshie-Nungua. Prof Zannou, a professor of medicine, was accompanied by Ms Rose Nintin, a staff member of Association of African Universities (AAU).Led by the President of Laweh Open University College, Prof. Goski Alabi, with support from Head of Communications, Mr Ebenezer T. Hanson; and ICT Officer, Mr Enoch Adamah, Prof. Zannou was briefed about the Open University Concept, and why it is argued globally as the way forward for tertiary education, especially against the backdrop of huge number of students who want to access university education and its attendant infrastructural challenges.
Prof Zannou was taken through the much-talked about cutting-edge Learning Management System (LMS) of Laweh and it operates in the scheme of Online and Distance Learning (ODL). He also had the opportunity to witness how the University’s electronic library works. Laweh has about 30,000 e-books.
Additionally, he toured the University’s multi-purpose halls, and the state-of-the-art accommodation facilities meant for students, corporate institutions and the general public.
He found Laweh’s method of instructional delivery very unique and impressive, and said he was delighted at experience. He assured Laweh staff that upon his return home, he would have discussions with the Management of University of Abomey-Calavi on the possibility of establishing some relationship with Laweh Open University.
Prof. Zannou was in Ghana for the five–day 2019 African Universities’ Week celebration, which ended on Friday, November 15, in Accra under the theme: “Towards a Peaceful and Secure Africa through Quality Higher Education.”
Founded in 1970, the University of Abomey-Calavi is the principal university of Benin, and is composed of 19 institutions and six campuses.