Directorate of Open and Distance EducationSeptember 8, 2022 2022-09-08 21:25
Directorate of Open and Distance Education
The Directorate of Open and Distance Education seeks to regulate the quality of open and distance provision of university education in Nigeria. This is in order to ensure that Nigeria optimizes these modes to help in ameliorating the problem of inadequate access and in fast-tracking high level human capacity production for national development and global competitiveness in line with regulatory frameworks and guidelines that Government may lay down from time to time.
The Directorate will be established with the ultimate desire to use it to enthrone and promote best practices in the delivery of quality university education through the instrumentality of the open and distance mode, for the purpose of producing globally competitive entrepreneurial graduates who are relevant to national development.
Since the university intends to operate a dual mode approach to delivery of instructions, it will leverage the optimization of the deployment and integration of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) tools into teaching and learning processes. To this end, the Directorate of Open and Distance Education will design and implement the delivery of quality university education via the Open and Distance Learning mode. The Directorate will offer selected degree programmes in line with the NUC guidelines for Open and Distance Learning in Nigerian Universities and best practices in global ICT-enabled delivery of quality education.
The University will apply and obtain the necessary NUC approval for operation of a dual mode system before the commencement of academic activities at the Directorate.
The Directorate shall be headed by a Director appointed by the Vice Chancellor.