FUTA Holds Matriculation For Pioneer Students Of Open And Distance Learning

Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA) matriculates the inaugural students of its Open and Distance Learning Programme on Friday June 7. The Vice Chancellor urged the students to remain focused and maintain good moral conduct to uphold the reputation of FUTA. She explained that although the programme is hybrid in nature, involving both physical and virtual interactions, the certificate awarded will be equivalent to that of regular students.

FUTA Holds Matriculation For Pioneer Students Of Open And Distance Learning

 The Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA) matriculates the inaugural students of its Open and Distance Learning Programme on Friday June 7. The ceremony was presided over by the Vice Chancellor, Professor Adenike Oladiji.

Before the oath of Matriculation was administered on the 38 students admitted for the Computer Science programme by the Registrar, Mr. Charles Adeleye, the Vice Chancellor highlighted the importance of the occasion. “I am very glad to be part of this historic event. It is yet another giant step in the mandate of FUTA at making knowledge accessible to as many people as are eligible and willing to be part of the FUTA community,” Professor Oladiji said.

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The Vice Chancellor further stated that the programme provides a significant opportunity for students to pursue their academic aspirations. She assured the students of quality education, reminding them that FUTA has been the best University of Technology in Nigeria for the past two decades. “As Computer Science Students, opportunities to make an impact in society are almost limitless, because we now live in a world ruled by Information and Communication Technology,” she added.

Professor Oladiji urged the students to remain focused and maintain good moral conduct to uphold the reputation of FUTA. She explained that although the programme is hybrid in nature, involving both physical and virtual interactions, the certificate awarded will be equivalent to that of regular students. She advised the students to moderate their expectations from the Management and to strive for mutual understanding in their demands.

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The Vice Chancellor commended the Director of the Open and Distance Learning Centre (ODLC), Professor Felix Alao, for his relentless efforts and leadership. She also expressed gratitude to the team at the Centre for the significant progress of the programme since its inception.

The ceremony, which took place at the Obafemi Awolowo Auditorium, FUTA, was attended by the Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic, Professor Taiwo Amos, Deputy Vice Chancellor Development, Professor Sunday Oluyamo, Bursar, Mr. Julius Adeshoba represented by Mr. Peter Oshadugba, the Librarian Dr Robert Awoyemi, deans, directors and parents of the matriculating students.