In open and distance learning (ODL), students are not required to attend classes or have face-to-face contact unless there are compelling reasons for doing so. Such as Examinations, periodic facilitation and practicum.
With 72 study centers across the country, the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) is currently the only Uni-mode university mandated to provide distance education.
There are seventeen (17) universities which have been approved by the National Universities Commission (NUC) as dual-mode universities that offer degree programmes via open and distance learning (ODL) in addition to face-to-face instruction.
List of Approved Universities to Operate Distance Learning Centres in Nigeria
Below are the list of Distance Learning Centres in Nigeria and the programmes they offer.
|1||University of Ibadan, Ibadan||UI Distance Learning Centre|
|2||Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife||OAU Centre for Distance Learning|
|3||University of Lagos, Akoka||UNILAG Distance Learning Institute|
|4||University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri||UNIMAID Centre for Distance Learning|
|5||Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola||MAUTECH Centre for Distance Learning|
|6||University of Abuja, Abuja||UNIABUJA Centre for Distance Learning and Continuing Education|
|7||Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso||LAUTECH Distance Learning Centre|
|8||Ahmadu Bello University Zaria||Distance Learning Centre ABU, Zaria|
|9||Lagos State University||Lagos State University Open and Distance Learning and Research Institute|
|10||Joseph Ayo Babalola University University||JABU Center for Distance Learning|
|11||University of Nigeria Nsukka||UNN Center for Distance and e-Learning|
|12||Babcock University Ilishan||Babcock Centre for Open Distance and e-Learning|
|13||Federal University of Technology Minna||FUTMINNA Centre for Open Distance and e-Learning|
|14||University of Ilorin||UNILORIN Centre for Open Distance and e-Learning|
|15||Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti||ABUAD Open and Distance Learning Centre|
|16||Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye||OOU Open and Distance Learning Centre|
|17||Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Portharcourt||IAUE Institute of Distance Education|
Follow the link below to access the programmes they are allowed to run.