Bright Prospects For Open And Distance Education In Nigeria

Bright Prospects For Open And Distance Education In Nigeria

I recall the governor of Oyo State, Senator Isiaka Abiola Ajimobi, in his remark at the University of Ibadan’s 70th Foundations Day and admission to higher degrees (doctorate) and award of honourary degrees/fellowship ceremony held in the university’s International Conference Centre on Saturday, 17 December, 2018 referred to Unibadan as the intellectual capital of the nation. Interestingly, the University of Ibadan was recently ranked top 400 in World’s Medical Science. This is a true picture of the pedigree of the university, not only as the first in Nigeria but an…

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Nigeria: Jigawa Senator to Build N80 Million ICT Complex for Distance Learning

Nigeria: Jigawa Senator to Build N80 Million ICT Complex for Distance Learning

Senator Muhammad Ubali Shitu is to provide an Information Communication Technology (ICT) complex worth over N80 million in Hadejia, to boost distance-learning education in the area. Senator Shitu who is representing Jigawa North-East Senatorial District in Jigawa State, said at a distance education stakeholders’ sensitisation meeting in Hadejia recently that the high cost of education through the conventional universities was denying people the opportunity to further their education, adding that distance learning mode was now a viable alternative. A statement from the University of Abuja by the Deputy Registrar (Information…

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