Cohort 1: September 2016-June 2018

Cohort 2: September 2017-June 2019 (Note that the BHER team is currently fundraising for Year 2 for Cohort 2 which is not currently funded)

The Program:

The BHER consortium of universities is currently working to develop Bachelors’ level University degrees in a range of disciplines for delivery in Dadaab starting in 2016. These degrees will be offered mostly through online/distance education modes. Study completed under CES-E, DTE-P and DTE-S will be counted as a first one or two years of study towards the degrees offered by the academic institutions affiliated with BHER, with transfer credit awarded.   However, completion of a Certificate or Diploma from a program offered under BHER does not guarantee admission to a BHER-affiliated degree. Each program will have its own eligibility requirements; these will be published in 2015.

The specific Bachelors’ Degrees to be offered remain in development, but are expected to include such disciplines as Community Health, Community Development and Extension, Education and Geography, with courses offered and degrees granted by BHER consortium universities from Kenya and Canada. BHER students will be kept informed as degree programs are finalized.

The BHER project has secured funding to offer BHER academic programs until 2018. Intake Cohort 2 BHER students who begin Certificates and Diplomas in 2015 will have the opportunity to complete the first of two years of degree-level study in 2017-2018. However, as funds are not currently available for the BHER project in the 2018-2019 year, Intake Cohort 2 students may not have the opportunity to complete their final year of study and earn a Bachelor’s degree under BHER.

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