Building digital ecosystem, elixir to ‘Japa’ for Nigerian students – NOUN VC, Peters


By Morenike Taire

The Vice-Chancellor, the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Prof. Olufemi Peters has urged the University of South Africa (UNISA) to take the lead as “infant” institutions in Open and Distance Learning continue to spring up across the continent.

The Vice-Chancellor stated this in a keynote address recently in Johannesburg, South Africa during the Gala Dinner to mark UNISA’s 150-year anniversary.

Open learning 

The don was invited to the University of South Africa’s 2023 MoodleMoot Africa Conference in August as one of the key events in the celebration of the university’s 150-year anniversary.

Citing the United States of America, the People’s Republic of China and the Russian Federation as examples, he urged UNISA to exert its influence across Africa, expanding access to education through its profound depth, capacity, and capability.

“This brings me to the contemporary issue of academic programme offerings – a consequence of…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper