Q-News Special Issue: School of Professional and Continuing Education

Date: 24 December 2014

This issue of Q-News highlights the impact of the School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE), the University of Central Asia’s (UCA) first operational school.

Its scope reflects the broad reach of SPCE, featuring both young graduates seeking to enrich their learning and seasoned professionals building their credentials. This issue includes stories on the School’s focus on entrepreneurship in sectors ranging from construction to  livestock farming; its impact providing training for civil servants through partnerships with governments; the School’s  commitment to strategically strengthen education through teaching training programmes; and in our People section, intimate accounts of the impact of SPCE programmes on both students and graduates.

Less known, but no less impactful, SPCE’s contributions to other sectors, such as health care, are also featured. Finally, we include stories that highlight SPCE’s continued role as  our trail blazer programme, initiating UCA’s growing programmes in Afghanistan through vital agreements with government, development and education partners. 

> Enjoy these and many more stories in this issue!

Nisar Keshvani
Head of Communications


Kassim-Lakha to Lead Planning and Building of UCA

The Aga Khan Development Network and UCA announce the appointment of Mr Shamsh Kassim-Lakha as Executive Chairman of UCA’s Board Executive Committee. 

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First Graduates of Practical Business Management Programme Recognised

UCA celebrated over 175 graduates from the School of Professional and Continuing Education and the Aga Khan Humanities Project at its sixth annual graduation ceremony at the Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe.

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Supporting Good Governance in Afghanistan

The Afghan Independent Directorate of Local Governance and UCA signed an agreement to increase the capacity of civil servants through the delivery of UCA’s Local Economic and Community Development certificate programme. 

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Recognised for Best Practices by ECDL Foundation

UCA was recognised as an outstanding example of best practice in the Corporate/Private category by the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) Foundation.  

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Naryn Company Benefits from UCA Construction

UCA is working to maximise the economic impact and capacity of its contractors in the construction of its Naryn campus. One such contractor, Asia Stroi Servis, recently won a tender for the third floor of UCA’s Naryn town campus which houses SPCE.

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