IAUE Distance Learning Institute: Participants Applaud Training

Participants of the Ignatius Ajuru University of Education (IAUE) Distance Learning Institute has applauded the training

IAUE Distance Learning Institute: Participants Applaud Training

Participants at a two-day workshop on Open Educational Resources (OER) course development and Enhancement, organised by the Institute for Distance Learning, Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, said the training was valuable, Myschoolnews gathered.

The Director of Academic Planning; Professor Joseph Kinanee, the Dean, Faculty of Agricultural Science; Professor Sixtus Anyanwu, the former Director of Information and Communications Technology Centre; Professor Priye-Iyalla Amadi, and other participants applauded the institute for the quality training, assuring that knowledge gained would be used to create quality educational content that would impact positively on the university.

Expressing their observations before the wrap up of the capacity building, they commended the Acting Vice-Chancellor, Professor Okechuku Onuchuku, for the training, noting that the distance learning institute would open more opportunities for university education to many Nigerians, as well as serve as a viable source of funding to the institution.

They appealed to the management to increase the number of participants in subsequent training for a faster implementation of the programme.

The participants extolled the expertise of the resource person, Professor Oyesoji Aremu, while appealing for his regular professional guidance towards the growth of the institute. 

In the same vein, Prof. Aremu commended the university’s bold step in establishing the institute for distance learning because of its global relevance. He guaranteed that he would be ready to offer his expertise whenever he was called, as he described his experience during the two-day training as worthwhile.

He advised the university to design programmes in line with the prevailing reality in the labour market to attract more students, particularly because of the growing acceptance and the number of universities that are establishing open and distance education institutes in Nigeria. 

On his part, the director of the institute, Professor Kontein Trinya, commended the participants and solicited their commitment to the success of the institute. He also applauded the Vice-Chancellor for driving the vision of a vibrant institute for distance learning at the university, just as he praised the resource person for his knowledge. 

The capacity-building workshop was held on Monday, 9th and Tuesday 10th September respectively at the Emmanuel Aguma Postgraduate building. It was a follow-up to an earlier training held in May this year which focused on the development and validation of institutional educational resources policy kick-off.