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OAU shuts study centres

04 October 2012, 16:11

Osun - Prof. Bode Asubiojo, the Director, Centre for Distance Learning, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, said the university would close its study centres in compliance with the National University Commission’s directive.

Asubiojo told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Ile-Ife, that the commission directed that such centres outside the main campus of the university should be shut.

The  professor of chemistry said: `` There is not going to be study centres run by the university any more outside the main campus, what we are presently doing is a mop up to pave way for  e-learning programme.

``We are planning a programme whereby lectures will be recorded and then super-imposed on key-points; we want to be doing distance learning in a proper way that meet international standard.

``The students can stay wherever they are and receive lectures and equally interact with their tutors on different subjects,’’ he stressed.

He said that while the sanitisation was going on in the centres, there were people who felt aggrieved by the situation because the initiative marked the end of their business.

``Of course, there are centres coordinators who are feeding fat from the operation of these centres at the expense of the students.''

Asubiojo said that the decision to shut down the centres was due to the institution's commitment to qualitative education.

NAN learnt that after the conclusion of the on-going examination of the distance learning students, the subsequent lectures would be done on campus, pending the introduction of the e-learning.

The e-learning programme is expected to begin by the first quarter of 2013.



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