The Director of the Obafemi Awolowo University Centre for
Distance Learning, Prof. Michael Adeyeye, has described e-
learning as a step in the right direction.
Adeyeye stated this just as the centre opens entries for the
2017/2018 academic session. The centre offers programmes
in Accounting, Economics and Nursing.
The OAUCDL boss, who spoke against the successful
completion of the first semester examinations for the 317
students currently enrolled in the programme, noted that
the initiative was the way for the future.
He added, “We are excited about the success of this
programme. It opens up opportunities for everybody to go
to school. These include workers who want to further their
studies while retaining their jobs and students who are
qualified for admission but are denied due to space
constraints.
“We are no longer limited by space and location. We have
students from different states in Nigeria participating in the
programme and we even have enquiries from outside
Nigeria.
“The e-learning programme is a step in the right direction.
The existing higher institutions can only admit one-third of
degree-seeking Nigerians. E-Learning, therefore, is the way
of the future.”
Olawole Adebiyi, a 100 level nursing student of the
programme, said it offered him enough opportunities to
interact with both his lecturers and colleagues.
He added, “I have access to my lectures anytime and
anywhere on my tablet. The lectures are also available for
off-line viewing. So I do not have to worry about Internet
connection. I can pause, rewind or fast-forward a lecturer.
With VigiConnect on my tablet, I chat with my colleagues and
lecturers. The flexibility is just awesome. I am proud to be
associated with the great work that OAU has started.”
The Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Bamitale Omole,
had, during their matriculation last year, assured the
students that the programmes were not inferior to the
conventional ones.