Commonwealth education chief delivers NOUN public lecture Wednesday

PRESIDENT of the Commonwealth of Learning (COL), Professor Asha  Kanwar, will, on Wednesday, deliver the first public lecture of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN).

The lecture,  tagged “Can ODL reach the unreached? Lessons from the Commonwealth”, will be delivered at the auditorium of the National Universities Commission(NUC), Abuja.

The lecturer is also the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the COL, an inter-governmental organisation, created by Commonwealth Heads of Government to promote the development and sharing of open learning and distance education knowledge, resources and technologies.

Professor Kanwar became the head of the institution on June 1, 2012 and had served it for 12 years.

Before joining COL, she was a consultant in open and distance learning at UNESCO’s regional office for education in Africa (BREDA) in Dakar, Senegal.

She has over 30 years of experience in teaching, research and administration.