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OPEN AND DISTANCE EDUCATION IN NIGERIA: THE WAY FORWARD FOR DUAL-MODE INSTITUTIONS. Dr. Suleiman Ramon-Yusuf Deputy Director Open and Distance Learning Division National Universities Commission Abuja. I NTRODUCTION.

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Open and distance education in nigeria the way forward for dual mode institutions

OPEN AND DISTANCE EDUCATION IN NIGERIA: THE WAY FORWARD FOR DUAL-MODE INSTITUTIONS

Dr. Suleiman Ramon-YusufDeputy DirectorOpen and Distance Learning DivisionNational Universities CommissionAbuja


I ntroduction

INTRODUCTION

  • societal expectations of higher education have become more critical – accountability, Relevance

  • Impact of globalization on HE

  • In developing countries, societal demand for relevance is expected despite perennial under-funding, poor infrastructure, brain drain, poorly remunerated and ill-motivated teachers, among others.


The challenge of inadequate access

THE CHALLENGE OF INADEQUATE ACCESS

  • DD for HE far outstrips SS.

  • In Nigeria, over a million candidates sit Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) annually, existing 104 universities can only absorb about 225,000 new entrants.


Government s response

Government’s Response?

  • invited the Private Sector to participate in the provision of university education.

  • Between 1999 and 2007, 34 private universities licensed [ 15 in 2005 alone]. 41 to date and counting...

  • State governments have also intervened: 36 State universities .

  • Currently, NUS=104 varsities (27 Federal-, 36 State and 41 Private)- total student enrolment of about 1.1 million in the conventional face-to-face mode.


Dd and ss disequilibrium persists

DD and SS disequilibrium persists....

  • MDGS, Vision20-2020 –Human capital intensive....

  • Need to leap-frog human capital develpoment- How??

  • Paradigm shift in HE provision

  • ODL to the rescue !!


Odl in nigeria

ODL IN NIGERIA....

  • ODL especially Correspondence- not new in Nigeria

  • NPE recognizes ODL[ 1974]

  • Wide gulf between Policy and Practice


Odl in nus

ODL IN NUS.....

  • Yet to be fully exploited..

  • 1 Unimode University

  • 6 Dual- mode institutions

  • Enrolment:

    <50,000 in Dual mode DLCs

    Abt. 70,000 in NOUN??? Doubtful – Poor internal & external efficiency


Improving odl practice the nuc odl project

IMPROVING ODL PRACTICE: THE NUC ODL PROJECT

  • Seeks to bring ODL practice up to speed with global best practice,

  • Ensure full optimization of ODL mode in enhancing access & human capacity development

  • Creation of Centre of excellence in ODL.


Nuc odl project 2

NUC ODL PROJECT...(2)

  • Collaboration:NUC/BC/OUUK

  • Series of capacity –building workshops for DLC Staff

  • E-Teaching, Course material development, facilitation , IA&G, Networking

  • Institutional capacity development, NUC led Infrastructural support


What role for dual mode institutions

WHAT ROLE FOR DUAL MODE INSTITUTIONS?

  • well established universities , reputable academic programmes, full complement of seasoned eminently qualified professors et al.

  • veritable pool of high level knowledge, skills and competence,

  • can propel Nigeria forward in her urgent national quest to leap- frog the production of a critical mass of competent, highly skilled personnel


Re position ing dual mode institutions for odl impact

Re-positioning dual- mode institutions for ODL impact..

  • Mainstreaming DL Centres

  • STOP: poor perception, marginalization, Fringe existence

  • Give DLCs pride of place – the UI example


What must dlcs do 1

What must DLCs do?...(1)

  • comparability of standards with programmes run by the conventional F2F mode

  • Parity in admission requirements for new entrants into DL programmes

  • Comparable curricular exposure, rewarding and fruitful student learning experiences


What must dlcs do 2

What must DLCs do?...(2)

  • Proper DL practice:

  • Supported flexible, blended learning-very limited face to face contact.

  • customized course materials [interactive, multi-media, ICT-enabled materials that allow student to study anywhere, anytime.

  • Tutoring , facilitation and mentoring by knowledgeable and ICT proficient tutors with learner-centred mind-set.


The way forward how to get there

THE WAY FORWARD - HOW TO GET THERE?

  • Advocacy and enlightenment

  • Institutional Support[ financial , moral and logistical]

  • Capacity Building

  • Re-orientation and Induction of academics


The way forward how to get there 2

THE WAY FORWARD - HOW TO GET THERE? ....(2)

  • Appropriate course materials

  • Use of appropriate technology

  • Economies of Scale

  • Synergy building (networking and collaboration)


Future prospects

FUTURE PROSPECTS

  • future of ODL in the NUS is very bright.

  • Enhanced HE Participation rate

  • Enhanced production of the high level human power in the right quantum and quality

  • DLCs can pivotal role.


Conclusion

CONCLUSION

  • Elevated standard of ODL practice + better understanding + acceptance of the DL mode as an alternative to F2F = Nigeria optimizes ODL mode to enhance access with full benefits

  • Dual-mode institutions undoubtedly, have a pivotal role to play.


Thanks for your attention

Thanks for your attention!!

Merci bien!!

Danke !!


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