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ODL, Not A Political Concept- Tenebe

Posted: Jul 15, 2015 at 1:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Seyi Taiwo-Oguntuase  –  Lagos


Vice Chancellor of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Professor Vincent Tenebe has debunked claims some quarters that the Open and Distance Education (ODL) is politically conceptualised.

He stated this in his address tagged, “Open And Distance Learning As An Imperative To Widening Access And Quality Education In Nigeria” over the weekend at the speech and prize giving and graduation of Kings College, Lagos.

Professor Tenebe, who the guest speaker at the occasion,  stressed that this special mode of study is presently considered by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) as the most appropriate mode of study via Massive Open online course (MOOC) and Open Educational Resources (OER) and that presently UNESCO collaborated with the National Open Universities on the Open Education Resources project.

Speaking further, he emphasised that most world’s populated countries have adopted ODL to either eliminate illiteracy or at least to minimise it to the barest minimum, contending that the ODL was also conceptualised to achieve same in Nigeria.

To the graduating students, the VC charged them, I give you the good message that NOUN is open to you as long as you have five credits.