Studying the possibility and the profitably of establishing a virtual university in Yemen Keywords
Yemen , internet , access ,E-paying
A virtual university provides higher education programs through electronic media, typically the Internet. The goal of virtual universities is to provide access to the part of the population who would not be able to attend a physical campus, for reasons such as distance - where students live too far from a physical campus to attend regular classes; and the need for flexibility – some students need the flexibility to study at home whenever it is convenient for them to do so.
1.Geographical, and demographical overview
The major cities are “Sana’a,taizz,Al, Hudayha,Aden,ibb,Dhamar” most parts of the region are highlands , which makes it difficult for transportation between cities Other cities have a population of under 100,000 http://www.citypopulation.de/Yemen.html 2.Education overview
There are 7 public universities in Sana’a, Aden, Hodeida, Taiz, Ibb, Dhamar, and Hadramaut (Mukallah) and 5 private universities and religious universities. Also, there are two community colleges in Sana’a and Aden. The enrollment in public universities is about 174,000 in 2005/06 and about 12,000 are enrolled in private universities (2005/06). “"Higher Education Project II." Project Information Document, 2008””
•Internet growth and usage
YEARUsersPopulation% Pen.GDP p.c.*Usage Source
200015,00017,900,0000.1 %US$ 410ITU
2001100,00019,600,0090.5 %US$ 500ITU
2005220,00020,764,6301.1 %US$ 550M.of.T
2009370,00022,858,2381.6 %US$ 550ITU
2010420,00023,495,3611.8 %US$ 1,274ITU
20123,691,00024,771,80914.9 %US$ 1,070IWS
This statistics show an rapid increase of internet users in Yemen in the past few years . •...