The Directorate of Distance Learning is presently headed by Prof. J.B. Ayodele with Mr. F.O. Olanipekun as Secretary
The Council and Senate approved the establishment of Directorate of Distance Learning to cater for flexible and quality learning through the internet. The programme of the Directorate will cut across all the faculties of the University, except the laboratory-based programmes.
Consequently, the Vice-Chancellor approved a Committee to organize the inauguration and sensitization programme for the entire University staff with the Theme ” Widening Access to Quality University Education through Distance Learning Programme’. The Inauguration and Sensitization Workshop was held on Tuesday, 30th September, 2014, and was attended by the members of the University Community. The resource persons were drawn from experts in Open and Distance Education.
Ekiti State University establishes the Distance Learning Programme on the Philosophy that, higher education should be made accessible and affordable to eligible citizens of the State and Nation irrespective of their location. In order to be relevant, education must be continually responsive to the changing imperatives of their socio-economic, political and technological development of the nation.
Sequel to the above, the University shall through this programme raise men and women imbued with the requisite skills. Knowledge and competencies to be the arrow heads of the social, political, economic and technological development of the global community and Nigeria in particular.
To be a centre of excellence in distance education delivery in the training of high quality personnel who will be agents of positive transformation of the educational, economic and industrial development locally and globally.
To create a unique Distance Learning Programme in the pursuit of academic innovation skill-based training and a tradition of excellence in teaching, research and community service.
- To make higher education accessible to the eligible candidates.
- To relate its activities to the social, cultural, economic, political and technological needs of
people of Ekiti State, Nigeria and the global community
- To contribute to human knowledge and the totality of the programme.
- To maintain the highest academic standards in respect of university degrees and protect
their reputation and integrity.
- To evolve academic programme to suit the changing social, cultural, political, economic
and technological needs of the society through continuous review of curricula and development of new programme to respond to societal and technological change Nigeria and the world.
- To advance human culture and improve human life through the development refinement
and dissemination of knowledge and prepare competent graduates to meet the development needs of Nigeria and her citizen in particular and the world in general.
- To Provide academic, professional and vocational training of high quality in such a way as
to enrich the state, nation and international human resources capabilities to enable her graduates contribute to the common good of the society.
- To provide a wide range of quality learning opportunity for undergraduates without
distinction of race, gender, creed, religion or political affiliation such that will enhance their best intellectual, social and personal development.
Advantages of EKSU Distance Learning Programme
CHOICE: It allows students to select from a wide range and variety of schools and programmes that are not available in their immediate environment.
FLEXIBILITY: It allows students who have other commitments to learn at their own
NETWORKING: It affords students the opportunity/ability to network with peers from all over the country/world.
PACING: Students are able to study and learn at their own pace.
OPEN SCHEDULING: It gives room for professionals to progress on their careers while studying
SAVINGS: It costs less than the conventional school, it is also less stressful (It saves money and energy)
NO COMMUTING: It saves expenses on fuel and commute time
CONNECTIONS: It gives ample opportunities to interact with top notch professors and lecturers across the globe.
EFFECTIVENESS: The 2009 meta-study showed that online students performed better than traditional (conventional) school students
The Directorate has since commenced operations.
For further enquiries, you can contact through the following GSM numbers. 08034815661, 08033963896.