The Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, has inaugurated its N170m office complex and an e-learning Centre for Distance Learning at Moro, Ife North Local Government campus of the institution.
This was contained in the university’s News Bulletin made available to the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Ile-Ife.
The report quoted the Chairman, Governing Council of OAU, Prof. Rowland Ndoma-Egba, as urging the authorities to facilitate the launching of a customised tablet for e-learning at an affordable price.
Ndoma-Egba said OAU had continued to justify its rank as the leading university on the Webometric ranking among the nation’s universities and number eight in Africa.
In his address, the Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Bamitale Omole, commended the Director of the centre, Prof. Francis Asubiojo, and other members of staff for their dedication.
He recalled the pledge of the director when assumed office in 2012 that he would build on the foundation laid by his predecessors.
The vice chancellor added that the director had fulfilled that pledge and commended the contractor, Mr Patrick Emoor, for the quick completion and delivery of the project.
Asubiojo, on his part, said the construction of the ultra-modern office complex and the e-learning centre was to facilitate the aims and objective of the CDL.
The director said the centre would develop and establish high value and demand-driven degree and non-degree programmes to reposition the university within the context of growing global learning community.
Asubiojo said that the centre would deploy ICT to enhance teaching and research as well as institutional administration with a view to building mutually beneficial linkages with industries. (NAN)