By; Adedokun Seyi
According to Dayo Olajide, the communication officer of the University of Ibadan Distance Learning Centre (UIDPLC), “Open Distance Education (ODE) is indeed a viable alternative for accessing university education. ODE circumvents the perceived barriers of the institutional four walls by leveraging on Information Technology to create limitless access.” This birthed the discussion between the University of Ibadan Distance Learning Centre (UIDLC) Management and a team of academics from Campbellsville University on June 28, 2018.
The centre’s visitors were acquainted with the UIDLC guidelines and procedures and the dual mode nature of the University of Ibadan was related by Professor Oyesoji Aremu, the DLC director. He also made an offer for consideration of possible areas of cooperation with the University of Campbellsville and expounded the ideal of the Centre being the university’s virtual option of educational delivery.
Professor Aremu noted that UIDLC was hopeful of having nine new programmes accredited by the National Universities Commission and with the existing six programmes, this would make the number of programmes to be advertised for the next session fifteen, he said.
The team leader fast-trained hope that further discussions would help fine tune arrangements for possible collaborations.