ABU Distance Learning Center scored best in Nigeria

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The National Universities Commission (NUC) has scored Ahmadu Bello University Distance Learning Center as the best in Nigeria.

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A result from a NUC conducted Quality Assurance Assessment Visit to Nigerian university distance learning centers shows that eight among the centers were rated “Very Viable” with a percentage score of at least 80%, as follows:

Ahmadu Bello University Distance Learning Center– 94.9%
University of Lagos Distance Learning Institute- 93.1%
University of Ibadan Distance Learning Center- 93.0%
Joseph Ayo Babalola University Center for Distance Learning- 92.7%
Lagos State University Open and Distance Learning and Research Institute- 89%

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Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Open and Distance Learning Center- 88.7%
University of Nigeria Nsukka Center for Distance and e-Learning- 85%
Modibbo Adama University of Technology Yola Center for Distance Learning- 83.5%

The University of Maiduguri and Obafemi Awolowo University were both rated “Viable”, scoring 78.1% and 75.3%, respectively.

University of Abuja Center for Distance Learning and Continuing Education was rated “Not Viable”, with a score of 50.3%.

There are only 12 NUC-approved distance learning centers across the country. The 12th accredited program is the Federal University of Technology Minna Center for Open Distance and e-Learning.

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Nigerian universities established distance learning centers to obtain degrees from NUC-approved universities without a physical presence on campus.

Due to flexibility, the programs are gaining more acceptability over the years by students who might be inconvenient to be in physical contact with the schools.


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