Open Education Program



The “Intensive Arabic Program” comes under the IOU Open Education Program (OEP).

The duration of the Intensive Arabic Program is 2 years and a  maximum  duration is 6 years.

The maximum duration implies that a student must finish the program within the allotted time frame.

The students will receive a ‘diploma’ that will be stamped and signed by the Ministry of Higher Education in The Gambia . However, it will be clearly mentioned on the certificate and transcript that this is a ‘diploma’ that does not carry university credits.


No, the IOU will not accept the the IAP certificate of the IOU OEP graduates to grant admission into any of the accredited degree / Associate Degree / certificate programs.


The employment acceptance is subject to the discretion of the particular organization where an OEP graduate would apply.


Applying to International Open University

The current program is presently not available.
We are in the process of improving this program and will open the admissions once it has been finalized.

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