University of Leicester to partner international distance education centre (IDEC)
The International Distance Education Centre, (IDEC) has reached an agreement with the University of Leicester to facilitate the delivery of undergraduate and post graduate programmes via distance learning in Ghana.
Under this agreement, IDEC will provide administrative support, marketing and recruitment services for and on behalf of the University of Leicester in Ghana. Located on the 7th floor of the Heritage Tower Building in Accra, IDEC will also provide a world class learning centre for students of the University.
Visiting IDEC’s offices in Accra on Saturday 11 2017, Dr Matthew Higgins, Associate Dean of Enterprise and External relations of the University of Leicester School of Business said the partnership with IDEC will offer local students convenient and affordable access to international quality education.
“The University of Leicester offers students across the world the opportunity to study via flexible and supported distance learning. We are ranked amongst the top 1% of universities in the world and we have been offering distance learning programmes in Ghana for over 25 years. Our partnership with IDEC will help us to continue our proud history in Ghana and provide Ghanaians with access to high quality UK education”.
Mr. Emmanuel Kwashie Agbodzi, Managing Director of IDEC and graduate of the University of Leicester said, distance learning provides an affordable way of studying at a prestigious UK university. IDEC is committed to supporting local learners, to ensure they receive the best support to enable them to study and continue in their careers.
“We will work with the University of Leicester to facilitate flexible and quality distance education for Ghanaian students. The University is renowned for providing quality distance learning programmes that are anchored on personal coaching and mentoring. These programmes are geared towards academic success and career development, helping students achieve professional excellence. We want to help these students get the best out of their education while studying here in Ghana.”
The University of Leicester is one of the United Kingdom, (UK)’s largest providers of distance learning courses with over 1,000 new distance learners joining each year.
Courses offered by the University are internationally renowned with students from 170 culturally diverse countries, many of whom are supported by an extensive network of partners across the world.
Ghanaian Students have the opportunity to study courses such as; the Leicester MBA, MSc Finance, MSc Marketing, MSc HRM & Training, MSc Occupational Psychology of Work and many others all via distance