University of Djibouti Launches Virtual Platform to Deliver Education to the Masses
The University of Djibouti has launched an e-campus to help it deliver tertiary education to students in countries on the horn of Africa.
Sponsored by the Ministry of Higher Education, the e-campus platform launched jointly by Mahindra Satyam and Mega Bureautique and will provide degree and post-graduate courses to students in surrounding countries.
Principal of Djibouti University, Dr Djama Mohamed Hassan, said that the software platform constitutes a complete university system delivering teaching, research and administrative management in line with international modern practices. “The university would not have had the skills to implement these processes manually, but the Peoplesoft system already has best practices built into the workflows.”
Dr Nabil Mohamed Ahmed, Minister of Higher Education and Research, said, “This is the perfect platform upon which to build our continuing investment in the youth of this region, for whom world-class education is essential.”
“The significance of this implementation lies in the vision of the Djibouti’s President, who recognized that modern technology today is a vehicle for progress,” said Alfonso di Ianni, Oracle Senior Vice President, East Central Europe, Middle East and Africa. “This implementation has proved that information technology is a very powerful transformational tool for business and government.”
“Students, academic staff and administration can have a fluid, seamless engagement whether virtual or physical, thus allowing them to address student and academic needs dynamically,” he said.
The University of Djibouti today offers its more than 5,000 students 29 distinct educational channels comprising four faculties: Faculty of Letters, Languages and Social Sciences; Faculty of Law, Economics and Management; Faculty of Sciences, and the Institute of Technology.