Through its Teacher Education initiative, COL:
• Advocates the use of ODL in teacher education by supporting policies for professional development;
• Works with selected teacher education institutions over the Three-Year Plan period to ensure the design and delivery of quality teacher education programmes;
• Emphasises the development of pedagogic content knowledge and skills among ODL practitioners;
• Supports conventional teacher education institutions to make the transition to dual-mode;
• Facilitates the development and use of open educational resources; and
• Develops the capacity of teachers to implement the concept of Child Friendly Schools.
More information on teacher education is available at: col.org/TeacherEducation Dr. Abdurrahman Umar's bio can be found at: col.org/aumar