The Polytechnic Ibadan begins open distance e-learning


Management of The Polytechnic, Ibadan on Monday said the institution has begun Open Distance and Flexible e-Learning (ODFeL) for prospective admission seekers.

The institution said the programme would assist its mandate to students on interrupted academic activities.

Speaking with journalists during the launching of the programme, the Rector of the institution, Prof Kazeem Adebiyi, noted that the concept it was to make education available to all students regardless of their distance and status.

He lamented that some students interested in going to urban-based institutions but could not make it due to lack of fund and modern necessities, saying ODFeL was an avenue for such students to achieve their dream.

According to him, the mission of the institution as one of the best was to be feasible, online and known all over the world.

He maintained that the programme would also gives opportunity to physically challenged people who are unavailable to attend regular classes owing to movement.

“This programme was approved in 2020 by National Board of Technical Education (NBTE). We are about taking off because all necessary requirement have been put in place in terms of technology and human resources to pilot the programme.

Working class students who couldn’t complete their studies due to tight schedule of their work will be able to complete their studies and obtain their degrees. We want to ensure that this institution is in line with best practices.

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