• NCCE Approves Open Distance e-learning in all Colleges of Education.

    The National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE) has approved the implementation of the Open Distance and e-Learning (ODeL) in all Colleges of Education in a bid to improve teachers’ education in the country.

    This was made known in a statement issued by the Head, Project and Partnership, Lovedays Egbedion, on behalf of the Executive Secretary of NCCE, Prof. Bappa-Aliyu Muhammadu, while inaugurating the NCCE/M8 Global Tertiary Institutions E-learning Resource (TIER) Project Implementation Committee.

    Members of the implementation committee were drawn from NCCE, Provosts of Colleges of Education and the TIER Consortium partners led by M8 Global KNOW Network.

    Prof. Bappa-Aliyu stressed the need for a successful implementation as a way to keying into the Federal Government Sustainable Development Goals on access to quality education in all NCE-Awarding Institutions irrespective of ownership.

    He stated the involvement of the organized private sector and the NCCE’s regulated institutions will ensure the prompt delivery of the TIER project benefits.

    He itemized the benefits to include: NCCE Policy and Administrative Frameworks for ODeL, Extramural financing and resource collaboration for technological and ICT services and Vocational qualifications, training and development.

    Other benefits include: Internationalization as well as Enhanced student progression through collaborative provision.

    Speaking on behalf of the Provosts, the National Chairman of the Committee of Provosts in Colleges of Education, Prof. Johnson H. Pongri, thanked the Management of NCCE and pledged the support of the Provosts and Colleges of Education towards realizing the TIER project objectives. (NAN)


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