SEU implements Banner by Ellucian

In an effort to support distance education in the Middle East, Saudi Electronic University (SEU) announced on Wednesday that it had implemented Banner by Ellucian.

SEU used the platform to execute the first group of students’ online admissions and registration processes. More than 20,000 applications were processed and 6,500 students registered, the university said.

SEU added that it hopes to use the scalability of Banner by Ellucian to reach its goal of enrolling more than 100,000 students over the next 10 years.

“We are pleased to partner with Ellucian because of the company’s understanding of our needs and its track record in helping universities, vocational, and non-traditional learning institutions worldwide accomplish their missions by leveraging best practices and developing and encouraging community-wide collaboration,” said Dr. Leith Suleiman, Information Technology Advisor, SEU.

SEU joins a growing list of institutions in Saudi Arabia that uses Ellucian technologies to provide services to students, meet data requirements for accountability standards and make administrative processes more efficient. More than half of post-secondary students in the Kingdom rely on Banner, according to Ellucian.

“Saudi Electronic University has undertaken an essential pursuit to create a modern learning environment based on information and communication technologies, electronic learning, and remote education,” said Mathew Boice, Vice President, Middle East, Ellucian.

SEU is the first government e-university in Saudi Arabia, and aims to provide world-class distance education. The university stated that it has committed 65% of its capacity to women.

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