Talk is cheap? Action needed by the Commonwealth

University of London Gazette On paper, Commonwealth countries are committed to freedom of speech – in 2013 they signed up to Chapter V (Freedom of Expression) of the Commonwealth Charter – but does that mean much as attacks on journalists (many fatal) have been steadily rising, while press freedoms are increasingly under pressure? The Institute of Commonwealth Studies (ICWS), University of London recently held a conference at the House of Commons on media freedom in the Commonwealth. This is what member states signed up to in the Charter: “We are…

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University of London Conducts Annual Symposium On Open and Distance Learning In Nigeria

University of London News Release Hosted in Abuja, the latest in a series of annual symposia drew 65 Directors of ODL plus the Nigerian National Universities Commission’s senior leadership team. Nigeria, in common with many countries, faces a major challenge in the provision of higher education to its burgeoning university-age population. In the last applications cycle, 1.5m young Nigerians applied for just 570,000 available university places. It is against this background that the University of London, through its Centre for Distance Education (CDE) and Global Engagement team, has been collaborating…

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University of London celebrates 30 years in Malaysia

University of London Website/News The University of London staged a special event at the British High Commissioner’s Residence in Kuala Lumpur last month to mark 30 years of University of London engagement with Malaysia. The thirtieth anniversary celebrations in Kuala Lumpur also saw the launch of the University of London’s Business Placement scheme in Malaysia. Mr Raja Singham, Founder and Managing Director of BAC Education Group, gave a talk on the Future of Work to an audience of Teaching Centre colleagues, alumni and wider stakeholders. Simon Askey, Dean of Undergraduate Laws,…

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