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OEP FAQ

All the “Advanced Diploma” and the “Intensive Arabic Program” come under the IOU Open Education Program (OEP).

The exhaustive list of the programs under the IOU OEP, which are identical with the degree programs, is as follows:

  1. BAIS Advanced Diploma
  2. BEd Advanced Diploma
  3. BSc Psychology Advance Diploma
  4. BSc in Islamic Economics, Banking and Finance Advanced Diploma
  5. BSc in Information Technology advanced diploma
  6. BBA Advanced Diploma
  7. MAIS Advanced Diploma
  8. Intensive Arabic Program

The duration of the various programs under the IOU OEP are:

  1. BAIS Advanced Diploma: 4-year course; maximum duration is 12 years.
  2. BEd Advanced Diploma: 4-year course; maximum duration is 12 years.
  3. BSc Psychology Advance Diploma: 4-year course; maximum duration is 12 years.
  4. BSc in Islamic Economics, Banking and Finance Advanced Diploma: 4-year course; maximum duration is 12 years.
  5. BSc IT Advanced Diploma: 4-year course; maximum duration is 12 years.
  6. BBA Advanced Diploma: 4-year course; maximum duration is 12 years.
  7. MAIS Advanced Diploma: 2-year course; maximum duration is 4 years.
  8. Intensive Arabic Program: 2-year course; maximum duration is 6 years.
  9. The maximum duration implies that a student must finish the program within the allotted time frame.

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 of Somalia. 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 Advanced Diploma or 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.

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