SPECIAL RELEASE FROM THE DIRECTOR'S DESK
It gives me pleasure to inform you that the 2016/2017 Matriculation Ceremony for o'level and direct entry learners has been adjudged successful. We have recorded a significant milestone in DLC by holding the first Matriculation Ceremony on a DLC facility. This is part of this administration's resolve to build on the successes of the immediate past administration. We give all the praise to God.
I must submit that there is room for improvement and things would definitely get better. I want to sincerely congratulate DLC matriculants. This is the beginning of a sojourn of success for you. May you end well. Please endeavour to participate in the orientation programme which is scheduled to hold tomorrow, Wednesday, June 7 and Thursday, June 8 in the PIFA Hall, DLC CBT Centre. The programme commences by 9:00 pm prompt on each day. You are expected to be seated by 8:30 am.
I want to use this medium to reassure DLC learners (fresh and stale) that the Centre is committed to giving you the best of services. Our Learner Support Unit has been revamped for effectiveness hence my plea that you maximize all our communication media.
However, I want to state categorically that Student Union activities and the presence of Student Representative Council is alien to the principles that underline Open and Distance Education. Please note that the various activities of these groups purportedly representing the interest of DLC learners are not before the Management of DLC.
I would reiterate that DLC has instituted a strong learner support base to attend to your complaints and enquiries. It is also worthy of note that as part of this new administration's bid to identify with DLC learners, quarterly town hall meetings have been put in place as a platform for physical interaction. It would also avail learners the opportunity to express their grievances and seek clarification on knotty issues. This is scheduled to be held quarterly. The first edition for the year has been held both in Lagos and Ibadan. The proceedings of these meetings were aired on DLC and YOU, a weekly programme of the Centre on Diamond FM, 101.1. Learners would be duly informed when the next edition would be held. Resolutions of these meetings would also be communicated to all DLC learners subsequently.
In addition, I should send a note of caution to fresh learners not to be swayed by the activities of these groups. As such, 'freshers' parties' are not endorsed. Gatherings for solidarity of any sort are not supported by the Centre either. However, the Centre is not averse to learners having class governors at different levels, purely for academic coordination.
Please be assured that this administration is committed to dealing with distractions that can hinder the smooth run of the academic calendar or thwart the good intentions of the Management.
I sincerely want to wish you success as interactive sessions commences on Friday, June 9. This indicates that deployment of Continuous Assessment Tests is around the corner and first semester examinations are fast approaching. You are advised to give concerted efforts to your academic pursuits and give DLC your unflinching support to the Centre. May God uphold us all.
Prof. Oyesoji Aremu