Educational Research

Educational Research (ISSN: 2141-5161) Vol. 7(5), pp. 123-128, December 2016. DOI: http:/ Copyright © 2016 International Research Journals



Challenges militating against effective administration of distance Education in Nigeria

Paul Nwakpa

Department of Educational Foundations, Faculty of Education, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Nigeria

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Received November 27, 2016;  Accepted December 19, 2016



Open and Distance Education by nature makes the teacher and the learner work apart each other (at a distance). Distance and Open Learning system will IF provide the much sought-for openings for academic advancement of self for I our men and women who need remedial, continuing, professional education; skill acquisition, life-long education and so on. This situation when achieved will bring rapid development as many will reach their self esteem; perform better in their various life endeavour and contribute maximally for the development of our nation. But a lot of obstacles are on the way of ODL in Nigeria which includes manpower, infrastructure, facilities, energy, funding and administration. The paper proffered some solutions to the issues raised and it is hoped that ODL will give Nigeria the developmental impetus that has been lacking over the years.


Keywords: Distance Education, Nigeria, Programmes, Administration, Education.

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