PROGRAMME ON INTERNATIONALIZATION OF EDUCATION (PIE)

Internationalization of Schools, Universities and research organizations is the biggest term in use in the international education circles. In a global village like the world is today, internationalization of education and research is a crucial engine that drives international competitiveness and ultimately economic and social revolutions.

Why Choose PIE???

Developing an internationalization agenda for a school, university and research organisations and its authorities under PIE has the following benefits:

  1. Developing its brand, profile and relevance both nationally and internationally and establish international partnership with reputable institutions overseas.
  2. Increasing extensive independent revenue generation streams for the schools, university and the successful sourcing, application and winning of international research grants and funding.
  3. Increase its interaction and engagement with the private sector and governance for sustainable and impactful applied-focused education, training and research.
  4. Delivering social, economic, academic and spiritual impacts of international standards on its students for consequent impacts on national economies.
  5. Developing a graduate portfolio that is employable in any part of the world due to uniformity in competence and acquired skills.
  6. To analyze the huge potential of the African market and the strategy for an African school, university or research institution to develop its profile and relevance to take advantage of this huge market.

Programme Objectives

  • To expose senior management of schools, further and higher institutions to new and innovative education management models in the secondary and tertiary education sector and the process of developing a robust and effective internationalization policy, strategy and plans.
  • To empower participants with vital information, resource and knowledge on how to align their institutions structures, framework and operations to increasing international collaboration and partnership and how to operationalize Memorandum of Understandings (MOUs).
  • To learn about the models of bridging the gaps between academia, research and industry to be able to increase their economic impact through quality teaching, research, alternative funding streams and employability of students.
  • To learn about the availability of specific international funding for collaborative teaching partnerships and research projects and programmes and how to access and align themselves to winning them.
  • To learn about the different innovations and technologies that increases the efficiency of administration of schools, Universities and higher institution organisations systems including ICT, Mobile, Social Media, etc
  • To learn how to tap into the growing opportunities in Africa and how to internationalize their operations and strategies to take advantage of these opportunities.
  • To provide a networking platform by way of visitations and tours to relevant UK organizations and institutions for strategic partnerships for continuous capacity building and trans-national education programmes including  Study tours, exchange programmes, Split-Site PhDs, Summer Schools etc.

Target Audience

  • Vice Chancellors, Pro-Vice Chancellors, Rectors, Provosts and Principals of Universities, Colleges, Polytechnics and Directors of Research, Directors of Distance learning and Directors of Students
  • Bursars, Registrars, Deans and HODS, Directors of Research, Distance Learning, Students and Careers and Administrators of Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges.
  • Lecturers, academics, administrators, researchers, middle and early career researchers
  • Proprietors, Schools Owners, Heads Teachers, Principals, Teachers, Educators, Education Agents, School Administrators etc

Programme for Internationalization of Education (PIE) Segments

There are three main segments of the PIE Initiative and these include:

  1. PIE DISTANCE LEARNING – These are a series of distance learning courses designed and developed by reputable international partners for capacity building and continuous professional development of academics and educators in secondary and tertiary education.
  1. PIE FORUM OF LEADERS IN SCHOOLS AND HIGHER INSTITUTIONS – This is a forum to be held in different countries where all the leaders of schools and higher institutions are gathered to be briefed on the extensive benefits and process of PIE as an initiative.
  2. PIE STUDY AND PARTNERSHIP TOUR – This is a specialized tour proposed to take place in the United Kingdom and other African countries designed for the leaders in secondary and tertiary education This is a five day UK tour which will include meetings, discussions and visitations to a list of profiled strategic partners, collaborative discussions with
  3. PIE EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME– This is a series of four days executive leadership programmes organized for different principal, principals, directors of secondary and tertiary education where they all exposed to the different models of internationalization under the Programme for Internationalization of Education (PIE). These executive masterclasses would be delivered in different strategic locations which include Kenya, Zambia, Ghana, Uganda, Tanzania, Mauritius, South Africa, Angola, United Kingdom etc

These include the following Sub-programmes:

  • Executive Leadership Programme on Internationalization for Proprietors and School Heads
  • Executive Leadership Programme on Internationalization for Bursars of Higher Institutions
  • Executive Leadership Programme on Internationalization for Directors of Research of Higher institutions
  • Executive Leadership Programme on Internationalization for Deans & Heads of Department of Higher Institutions
  • Executive Leadership Programme on Internationalization for Registrars of Higher Institutions
  • Executive Leadership Programme on Internationalization for Librarians of Higher Institutions
  • Executive Leadership Programme on Internationalization for Directors of Partnerships and International Programmes of Higher Institutions
  • Executive Leadership Programme on Internationalization for Directors of Distance Learning
  • Executive Leadership Programme on Internationalization for Directors of Students and Careers