NUC Reinstates UNIABUJA Distance Learning Programme

National Universities Commission, NUC reinstates University of Abuja distance learning suspended programmes.

Uniabuja begins distance learning

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has lifted the suspension it placed on the Centre for Distance Learning (CDL), University of Abuja (UniAbuja), Prof. Michael Adikwu, the UniAbuja Vice-Chancellor said.

Adikwu, who disclosed this while fielding questions from newsmen on Tuesday in Abuja, said that the institution had fulfilled most of the conditions under which the programme was suspended.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that NUC suspended the institution’s distance learning in 2011 in order to streamline the programme.

According to Adikwu, the institution will advertise for admission into the programme in accordance with laid down rules.

The vice chancellor said “the NUC gave us some conditions which we needed to meet; they talked about infrastructure, which we have put in place.

“The Commission also talked about our Information Communication Technology system; which we have fixed; that is why we are able to get accreditation.

“The normal procedure is to advertise in the dailies; have them evaluated; sell forms; and then students will be admitted into the programme, which means it has been normalised,’’ he said.

Adikwu added that there were still other things NUC wanted the institution to do so that the scope of CDL would be enlarged.

According to him, the embargo has been lifted but the CDL cannot offer all the courses as it re-starts. (NAN)

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