Tagiuni eyes major partnerships
Manama, March 8, 2013
Talal Abu-Ghazaleh University (TAGIUNI), a digital university which offers academic degrees, language and professional certificates, has embarked on a mission to partner with major global universities, said its president.
Tagiuni began securing partnerships in mid-2012 and has since then signed agreements with Thunderbird School of Global Management, Canisius College, Marconi University, the British Council, the International Training and Development Group, Open Thinking, inlingua Cheltenham, Italy's Marconi University, Bowling Green State University, E-Education Regional Company, Genashtim Innovative Learning and Pearson-Edexcel, reported the Gulf daily News, our sister publication.
"Tagiuni is a digital university which offers academic degrees, language and professional certificates, continuous and innovative education and vocational programmes worldwide," Dr Talal Abu-Ghazaleh told the media yesterday during a briefing at the institution's Bahrain centre in Suwaifiyah.
"Our endeavour is to democratise education, promote global citizenship and empower citizens who have been disenfranchised by the technological revolution. Through our network of offices in 80 countries, we work as an independent representative in promoting, offering and administering programmes and certificate courses.
On why one would choose to study at Tagiuni, Dr Abu-Ghazaleh said, "We ensure high quality education at affordable prices. The courses are accredited in their respective fields.
"The learning methodology is blended, combining both digital modes and classroom environment. We also have a continuous assessment and outcomes programme.
"Through our examinations centre Tagimetric, we strive to offer a series of accredited international exams, in co-ordination with the professional bodies."
According to Dr Abu-Ghazaleh education must be an ongoing life experience.
"One is generally not afforded the luxury to simply stop learning, and stagnation of skills is no longer acceptable in the workplace. Technology is advancing so rapidly that even the most skilled professionals must be trained in emerging software, hardware, methodologies, and approaches," he said.
He pointed out that education, at its core, was an investment in human potential.
"Students want to see their investment in education translate into opportunity. If, when they graduate, the positions offered to them is beneath their skill set, their response will undoubtedly be negative. This is why we see a lacks of productivity or engagement," he noted.
"It is not a lack of will; it is a lack of opportunity. Regrettably this can become a self-fulfilling and self-perpetuating scenario," he added.-TradeArabia News Service