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Can I get GATE for a Distance Learning Programme?
GATE (Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses) is accessed through GATE approved institutions. As it stands now, these institutions are local and regional. If the institution offers a blended distance learning programme (which includes some tuition), the tuition expenses can be covered by GATE.
What is Distance Learning?
Distance Learning is a method of accessing education in any non-traditional manner. This means that as long as the student is accessing the learning material outside of the school’s compound, and outside of regular schooling hours, he/she is learning via distance. Examples of Distance Learning modalities include online programmes of study and external tuition programmes (where the certification is awarded by a body separate from the institution providing the tuition).
What is a blended programme?
A blended programme is any mixture of Distance Learning modalities, for example a degree programme with taught modules as well as online modules.
What Distance Learning Programmes are available?
There are hundreds of programmes available internationally, and many UK and US institutions offer Distance Learning Programmes and courses at all levels. Currently the Distance Learning Secretariat is compiling a list of Open and Distance Learning courses. However, of the state and state-assisted Tertiary Level Institutions (TLIs), the University of the West Indies (UWI) and the University of the southern Caribbean offer Open and Distance Learning (ODL).
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