One of the strong features of the Open University offers is that it delivers high quality education in a flexible way through the open distance learning mode. Students can therefore study at their pace and place and can also earn while they learn!
It is a fact that, with OU, learners can keep their full time jobs and attend tutorial sessions once a week, without disrupting their work and family commitments. Learners can study from anywhere in the world and interact with peers, tutors and course materials through the university online platform. Full support is provided to students to enable them progress throughout their studies.
It is to be noted that OU works with a range of prestigious international partners like Imperial College London, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, UNISA and Stockholm University and is a member of international organisations such as the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the International Council of Distance Education and the African Council for Distance Education.
The Open University of Mauritius organised its first graduation ceremony with around 500 graduands in July 2015 and had the honour of awarding the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa to Dr J M G Le Clézio, Nobel Prize Laureate in Literature (2008).
In his speech, Dr JMG Le Clézio summarised the philosophy of OU and powerfully stated that « ’Open University, pour moi, est un symbole. Une université n’est pas un endroit fermé, c’est un endroit ouvert au monde… »