|Approval Date||18 Dec 2013|
|Signature Date||27 Mar 2014|
|Planned Completion Date||31 Dec 2019|
|Last Disbursement Planned Date||31 Dec 2019|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|DAC Sector Code||11420|
The Senegal Virtual University Support Project (UVS) aims to promote the equitable access of young GCE ‘A’ Level holders of both sexes to higher education in Senegal and foster their professional integration. The UVS technology-based approach rests on the intensive use of ICTs. The five (5) Open Digital Spaces (ENO) planned in this phase will make it possible to reach youth in the Dakar suburbs, Saint Louis, Thiès, Kaolack and Ziguinchor. Scheduled to span three years, this project will help to establish a technological platform (UVS head office and five ENOs), continue the design of training modules and train trainers. Its total cost is UA 4.48 million. Project support measures will enable 5,000 students to have laptop computers through the “one student, one PC” programme. Student’s access to the Internet will be facilitated by conventions with private telecommunication service providers and the State’s Computer Technology Agency (ADIE).
The overall objective of the project is to contribute to human capital development through efficient training that leads to qualification, to foster better integration of young graduates. Specifically, the project aims to establish the UVS, its physical terminals and the ENOs so as to increase access to higher education and strengthen the professionalization of teaching and training.
A total of 6,000 students can be admitted yearly as soon as the infrastructure is in place. While targeting young GCE “A” Level holders essentially, the project offers the opportunity of higher education access to several socio-economic categories. The other beneficiary socio-economic categories are: (i) educated women who see in UVS a model that can receive and maintain them in higher education; (ii) GCE A Level holders (admission in L1) and “A” Level+2 certificate holders wishing to further their studies (admission in L3); (iii) professionals in active service, either on a private basis or as part of training contracts ; (iv) special categories of persons with difficulties in being physically present in school: people with disabilities (mobility impairment, etc.), people far from large urban centres; people who are subject to high geographic mobility; and (v) the international public, as part of training or capacity-building programmes.
African Development Fund
Government Of Senegal
|Last Update||31 Oct 2019|
|14.8728 -16.852||Région de Thiès|