The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) named seven new Honorary Fellows of the Commonwealth of Learning at the Pan-Commonwealth Forum (PCF) on Open Learning, on 28 November 2016. The designation of COL Honorary Fellow recognises outstanding individual contributions to open and distance learning in areas such as: leadership and service, published work, mentorship, innovation, improving access to quality education and promoting learning for sustainable development.
The 2014-2016 COL Honorary Fellows are:
- Mr Martin Bean
- Professor Rajesh Chandra
- Dr Luz Marina Longsworth
- Professor Naveed Akhtar Malik
- Professor Tolly Salvator Augustin Mbwette
- The Honourable Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang
- Ms Chetna Vijay Sinha
In his closing remarks, COL Vice-President Dr K Balasubramanian said: “I am sure that these seven Honorary Fellows, along with the 53 Honorary Fellows designated in the early PCFs will guide us through thought, action and spirit.”
The 2014-2016 designations were conferred by COL President and CEO Professor Asha Kanwar. Consideration is typically limited to citizens of Commonwealth countries and designations are for life.