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AbstractGovernment Meeting held in Vancouver in 1987. It is headquartered in Vancouver and is the only Commonwealth intergovernmental organisation located outside of Britain. The purpose of The Commonwealth of Learning, as reflected in the Memorandum of Understanding, is to create and widen access to education and to improve its quality, utilising distance education techniques and associated communications technologies to meet the particular requirements of member countries. The agency’s programmes and activities aim to strengthen member countries ’ capacities to develop the human resources required for their economic and social advancement and are carried out in collaboration with Governments, relevant agencies, universities, colleges and other educational and training establishments among whom it also seeks to promote co-operative endeavours. The Chairman of the Board of Governors is Dr. H. Ian Macdonald and COL’s President and Chief Executive Officer is Professor James A. Maraj. Acknowledgements: We acknowledge, with thanks, the help of Ann-Marie Metten in copy-editing and proof-reading the papers.