An Analysis of Facilities Available For Instruction to Students of Distance Education Learning Programme in Nigerian Universities

Victor Oziengbe Uwaifo, Thomas. Nnaji Odah

Abstract


The study analysed the available facilities for instruction in the distance learning programme in two Universities in Nigeria’s. A sample of 180 students was drawn from the two universities while a questionnaire on Distance Learning Programme Support Facilities (DLPSFQ) was elicited. A systematic analysis of the data showed that facilities were not adequately provided for instruction to the students on the distance learning progranne in these Universities when compaired with what obtains with the regular students of the same University. However, sampled individuals perceived that distance learning was not better organized and implemented than mere lecture centers or school certificate examination training centres as most of the instruction were done in outlet campuses where which lacked adequate training facilities. The problems identified constitute a threat to the academic integrity of graduates from this programme. It was recommended amongst others, that Universities running distance learning education programmes should provide sufficient fund to take care of student’s instructional needs as obtainable in the regular education programmes.

Key words: Facilities, Support, Distance Learning Programme.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5296/ijld.v2i1.1383

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