Obafemi Awolowo University’s Center for Distance Learning (OAUCDL) has matriculated its pioneer set for the Online Distance Learning Programme for the 2014/2015 academic session which is also known as E-Learning.
The Vice Chancellor of the university, Professor Bamitale Omole, said: “you have the singular honor of being the first set of students in our eLearning programme, the first of its type in Nigeria. I congratulate you on being pioneers of the eLearning revolution in the country. I want to assure you that your distant learning mode of admission does not in any way imply inferiority in status, compared to our conventional students, either in terms of lecture delivery or the certificates you receive at the end of your programmes.
Our university guards jealously the integrity of its degrees and diplomas whether obtained in the conventional or distance learning mode. Hence your various curricula have gone through the usual high standards of excellence of the University Senate for which Obafemi Awolowo University is well known.”
The Center for Distance Learning Director, Professor Bode Asubiojo, speaking also at the ceremony said:
“This development is the first of its kind in Nigeria and we are pleased with it. We have replicated the classroom experience on a tablet device for students. For the first time, students can receive lectures, submit assignments, participate in forums, take quizzes, and even rewind their lecturers, all from the comfort of their homes, offices or wherever they may be in Nigeria or abroad.”
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