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FUOYE set to introduce distance learning programme

FUOYE set to introduce distance learning programme

…as VC holds meeting with COL in Canada

By Adewumi Ademiju, Ado-Ekiti

The Federal University Oye-Ekiti has set to become a dual mode University.

The Vice-Chancellor,  Prof. Kayode Soremekun, has held several meetings with the Commonwealth of Learning (COL), in Vancouver, Canada, in an effort to strategize on transiting the institution  into a Dual mode University which combines the existing conventional academic programmes of the institution with Distant Learning Programme.

COL is an intergovernmental organisation established by the Commonwealth Heads of Government in 1988, to encourage the development  and sharing of open learning and distance education knowledge,  and resources.

Founded mainly for enchancing the quality of educational programmes of the Commonwealth  nations,  COL hosts a biennial Pan-commonwealth Forum on Open learning (PCF),  and Excellence  in Distance Awards programme.

Nigeria as a prominent  member-nation of the Commonwealth,  has representatives on COL’s Board of Governors, and this enables the country’s fast growing academic institutions to have linkages with the organisation on Open learning and distance programme.

Speaking with newsmen  on the development,  Prof. Soremekun said: ” I have visited COL and held series of meetings with the organisation and the matters discussed were focused  on developing FUOYE with regards to quality assurance,  employability and the strategy to transit FUOYE into a dual mode University.
Dual mode means that we are complementing our existing orthodox programmes with the Distance Learning Programme.”


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