A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between the Government of Madagascar and Telecommunications Consultants India Limited [TCIL] for participation in the e-VBAB (e-VidyaBharati and e-AarogyaBharati) network project Tuesday. The Minister of Higher Education of Madagascar Elia Beatrice Assoumacou signed the MoU at the premises of the Ministry of Higher Education in Antananarivo, Madagascar in the presence of the Ambassador of India to the Comoros and Madagascar Abhay Kumar.
Speaking at the event, Ambassador Abhay Kumar said: “During the India-Africa Forum Summit (IAFS-III) held in New Delhi in October 2015, the Government of India announced technological upgrades and expansion of the Pan-Africa e- network project (PAeNP) announced. which tele-education and telemedicine services have been successfully implemented in 48 countries in Africa, including the Republic of Madagascar. ” “The technological upgrade and expansion of the Pan African e-Network Project is known as e-VidyaBharti and e-ArogyaBharti Network Project. The Republic of Madagascar has participated in the PAeNP. Now with the signing of this MOU, different online degree “/ diploma courses will be offered free of charge to Malagasy citizens. The students can go to the online portal and register for the courses,” he added.
A total of 26 major Indian universities (including Andhra University, Chandigarh University, Amity University Indira Gandhi National Open University) are participating in the project offering more than 300 different courses in Management, Computer Science, Commerce, Science, Healthcare, Humanities and Arts. The details of the courses are available on iLearn portal, ilearn.gov.in. Upon completion of courses, soft copies of degrees / certificates will be given to students and hard copies will be mailed.
The Minister of Higher Education Assoumacou expressed her joy at the signing of the MoU. “This agreement falls under the program and vision of the Ministry of Higher Education to promote online education in Madagascar. The tele-education offers lectures ranging from bachelor’s degree to higher education. It is completely free. However, there are some eligibility criteria for students who want to apply for it and after completing their studies, students will receive their degrees and diplomas. “
“I would like to thank the Indian Government for this opportunity to all my students and for supporting higher education in Madagascar through this agreement. Thank you for giving Malagasy students the opportunity to study online in many fields,” the minister added. . The registrations for July 2022 session have started. (ANI)
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