Nigeria’s premier Private University takes a bold step towards dual-mode learning system (Open and Distance Learning) on 7th October 2021.
Nigeria’s Premier and leading University, Igbinedion University Okada says the institution is fully positioned for the take off of Distance and Open Learning as part of it’s commitment to expanding the frontiers and accessibility to quality education in the country and beyond.
Speaking during the commencement of a Four-day
Open and Distance Learning Development Workshop organized by Regional Training and Research Institute For Distance and Open Learning (RETRIDOL) in collaboration with the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) hosted by Igbinedion University Okada, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Lawrence Ikechukwu Ezemonye Ph.D FAS maintained that judging from the SMART CAMPUS status of the institution, the University was good to go as far as Open and Distance Learning was concerned.
Professor Ezemonye also expressed gratitude to RETRIDOL for extending such professional support to Nigeria’s Premier Private University, stressing that the benefit of the workshop will be redefined in concrete term when the university get’s the NUC accreditation for Distance learning programmes.
Prof. Ezemonye further expressed optimism that with university’s level of preparedness, the dual-mode system will run effectively. “since the novel COVID-19 pandemic changed the landscape of tertiary institutions globally, IUO has prolifically deployed resources towards the e-learning process. As I speak the university has four full fledged and functional I.T academies ( Mikrotik, Amazon, Cisco and Huawei) with which the university taught and conducted exams in the height of the pandemic”.
The university Don, stated that the dual-mode system is a revolutionary initiative in the nation’s academic circle that every university must strive adopt. He pleaded with the organizers to extend knowledge-based courtesy that will help drive the actualization of the system in the university.
In his remark, Chairman of RETRIDOL Prof. Patrick.E.Enya lauded the initiative of the university for sending her staff to attend the previous workshop. He also expressed optimism that IUO with its level of preparedness and dedication to delivering quality education, will be able to smoothly run the dual-mode system.
The Four-day workshop ended on Thursday with participants receiving certificates of attendance while hailing the initiative for the program to be hosted by Igbinedion University Okada.