Widening Access of Nigerians To Distance Education Programmes

Cecilia A. Beshel, Glory B. Asuquo, Violet O. Ekpenyong,, C.V.O. Eneji

Abstract


Two distance education programmes prominently exist in Nigeria. These are the Nigerian Certificate of Education (NCE) distance learning programme and the Open University distance education models. Ample evidence abounds to show that numerous Nigerians have not maximally taken advantage of these programmes to acquire requisite knowledge and skills in order to fit into the world of work and/or to improve their productivity. A plethora of factors underlie these unsavory situations. This paper highlights the inherent needs to the participation of Nigerians into these distance learning programmes and also suggests different strategies for widening or enhancing the access of more Nigerians to these new paradigms of accessing education. 


Keywords


widening access; distance education programmes; Correspondence learning and teaching and Correspondence school

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18533/rss.v2i7.105

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