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Open Varsity System, A Necessity-Obasanjo

Posted by From Josephine Lohor in Abuja on 2005/01/18 | Views: 317 |

Open Varsity System, A Necessity-Obasanjo


President Olusegun Obasanjo has said that the open university system is a necessity because no matter the amount of money available to the Federal Government, it would not be able to provide tertiary education to all those that desire it from the classroom.

President Olusegun Obasanjo has said that the open university system is a necessity because no matter the amount of money available to the Federal Government, it would not be able to provide tertiary education to all those that desire it from the classroom.

The president said the federal government decided to re-establish the open university system because of the potential to provide higher education and at a cheaper rate compared to conventional schools.

Speaking yesterday to the President of the Commonwealth of Learning at the State House, Sir John Daniel, the president noted that "no matter what resources we have, we cannot provide tertiary education for all who need it in classrooms."

He added that "one very credible and accessible means of providing education is through the open and distance learning", adding that Nigeria would take all necessary steps to adequately provide for its establishment.

The President noted that "if the United Kingdom, with its high standard of education, has open and distance learning, Nigeria should also utilise the system".

President Obasanjo also noted that Nigeria attached great importance to the Commonwealth of Learning because only education can reduce the disparities between the developed and developing nations of the Commonwealth.

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Fay(Katy, Texas, US)says...

Actually translates to bravehearted.