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Edo poly trains staff on Open Distance Flexible Learning



Edo poly trains staff on Open Distance Flexible Learning

Ahead of the take-off of Nigeria’s pioneer Open Distance Flexible Learning (ODFL) Programme, the Edo State Polytechnic, Usen (formerly Edo State Institute of Technology and Management) as part of efforts by the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration to improve access to Technical and Vocational Education (TVE) has trained its members of staff. While welcoming guests and participants to the opening session of the mandatory three-day workshop for all academic and selected non-academic staff of the institution, the Rector of the polytechnic, Prof. Abiodun Falodun, noted that the objective of the programme is to increase access to Technical and Vocational Education (TVE) in the state.

The three-day mandatory workshop, according to him, was organised by the management of the polytechnic in partnership with the Tertiary Education Information Technology (IT) consultant, Concept De La Paix to facilitate the commencement of the programme. Falodun said that the programme would improve the visibility of the polytechnic globally, allow for the internationalisation of learning opportunities and improve access to global resources and experts through Information Communication Technology (ICT). He noted: “Edo State Polytechnic will be the first to introduce the programme. And, at the end of the workshop, the polytechnic intended to mount its Online Distance Flexible Learning Programme within the next six months.”

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