The Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, has matriculated 1,245 fresh students into the four programmes in its Open and Distance Learning (ODL) Centre.
Lekan Fadeyi, the Head, Public and Alumni Relations Unit of the institution, disclosed this in a press release on Thursday.
Speaking at the matriculation ceremony earlier in the day, Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Michael Ologunde, expressed delight that the programme has continued to grow in leaps and bounds. The centre which was first licensed to offer only Computer Science as a course, now has four programmes approved by the National Universities Commission (NUC). The three other programmes are: BN-Sc. (Nursing), B.Sc. Accounting and B. Sc Marketing.
According to him, the ODL method has remained the best mode for flexible tailor made delivery of instruction with little or no disruption to national, family and individual circumstances, while also taking advantages of emerging Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).
Explaining that the LAUTECH ODL now has students from different countries such as Canada, United Kingdom, India, South Africa, Ghana and Saudi Arabia, who participate in Online facilitation and examinations through technologically driven means using the same academic calendar as those in the programme in Nigeria, the Vice-Chancellor hinted of a robust partnership between the Centre and the University of London.
He added that the foreign collaboration and enrolment will encourage more students who are desirous of the opportunity provided by the programmeas well as enhance the rating of LAUTECH both within and outside the country.