COL’s President and CEO Professor Asha Kanwar received a Doctor Honoris Causa Award from the Open University of Mauritius (OUM) on 21 February 2019. In her convocation address, Professor Kanwar expressed gratitude to OUM for the award and also to her team at COL, as well as friends from around the Commonwealth, who have contributed to her success noting that “this honour also belongs to them.”
“It is a privilege to become an alumnus of OUM, a relatively young institution that has grown so quickly to become a university of choice for the largest number of learners in the country,” said Professor Kanwar. She encouraged the graduates to be innovators and stressed that “Innovators are also lifelong learners. So, your learning does not end today. You will still need to continue to learn, unlearn and re-learn many different things during the course of your lives. Learning how to learn would be the biggest advantage that you leave with today and this will always stand you in good stead. This is an important skill that OUM has given you.”
OUM has been a long-time COL partner and offers the Commonwealth Executive MBA/MPA programme as a member of a 11-country consortium. A recent joint initiative is the Employability framework which aims to prepare all learners for employment and entrepreneurship.
PHOTO CREDIT: Open University of Mauritius