8th April, 2011
The Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Southwest, Nigeria has approved a distance learning institute for part-time degree programmes of the institution in some centres in the region.
The Director, Institute of Education, Faculty of Education, OAU, Prof. Francesca Aladejana said the institution has given mandate to some centres in the Southwest to run the institutionâ€™s programmes off campus, adding that the Federal College of Education FCE (Technical) Akoka, Lagos centre, is one of the three centres in Lagos State approved by the institution
Prof. Aladejana who is also the Coordinator of the facultyâ€™s distance learning institute said certificates received by students from the approved centres are as genuine as the ones received by regular students in the schoolâ€™s main campus.
She cautioned members of the public not to patronise centres that are not approved by the institution, adding that OAU will not approve centres that are not located within a higher institution.
Speaking on how to recognize genuine centres, she said: â€œStudents from the distance learning centres must print admission letters from the Institutionâ€™s website and must be present at the schoolâ€™s campus for matriculation. Centres where students cannot have access to the schoolâ€™s website for admission letters are not genuine. The school is already taking legal actions against unapproved centres,â€ she added.