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  • OS Book Chapter 6: Finance and Open Schooling

  • Editor

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    1st February 2021 at 1:12 pm

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  • Dr Tommie

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    21st April 2021 at 10:38 am

    This is an educative piece of work and provokes good thoughts around what model to use as per particular country. Botswana Open University had developed a model which has just been shelved due to lack of funding from government. The lesson with such developments, is that institutions need to study their models carefully and ensure that they depict Open Schooling contexts by having less staff doing more work not other way round.

    Thanks for the great video summary as well and illustrations.

  • Tony

    Moderator
    27th April 2021 at 9:49 pm

    Hi Tommie

    Yes, I agree. An important decision to be made up-front is the proportion of income to be derived from the state and the portion to be derived from fees, etc. Then we should cost provision before we start developing to check that offering in the proposed model will be affordable and sustainable for a typical curriculum cycle. We also need to make provision for a teach-out strategy.

    Governments also need to think about the social cost of having large and growing numbers of youths who are not in employment, education or training.

    Regards,

    Tony

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