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Applications are hereby invited from qualified candidates for admissions into the fifteen (15) National Universities Commission-validated  Degree Programmes of the Distance Learning Centre, University of Ibadan for the 2019/2020 Academic Session.

It is my profound pleasure to inform you that UIDLC now has fifteen (15) fully NUC validated programmes. The fifteen are made up of newly nine additionally validated programmes by the NUC.
 It is relevant to further inform you that UIDLC is the only Open Distance Learning Centre in Nigeria with such number of programmes. UIDLC is a leading Open Distance Learning platform in a dual mode university in the country given the fact that the Centre is the benchmark upon which other centres in other universities are rated. It is also heart-warming to note that in terms of facility and number of NUC-validated academic programmes, the University of Ibadan Distance Learning Centre is leading and indeed it is a trail blazer in the Open and Distance Learning Centre.
The Centre, which clocks 30 years this year, humbly started as the Centre for External Studies because of the need to give educational access to those who, for sundry reasons, are unable to attend the regular programmes of the University. Over the years, the Centre has graduated over ten thousands learners and many of whom are distinguishing themselves in their chosen careers.  
The Centre’s programmes are:
Faculty of Arts                                                           Faculty of the Social Sciences
 (1) BA (Hons) English                                                   (1) BSc (Hons) Psychology
 (2) BA (Hons) Philosophy and Public Affairs             (2) BSc (Hons) Economics
(3) BA (Hons) History & Diplomatic Studies                       (3) BSc (Hons) Political Science
(4) BA (Hons) Communication. & Language Arts             (4) BSc (Hons) Sociology
Faculty of Education                                                 Faculty of Science

  1. BEd (Hons) Adult Education                               (1) BSc (Hons) Computer Science
  2. BEd (Hons) Guidance & Counselling                    (2) BSc (Hons) Statistics
  3. BEd (Hons) Educational Management
  4. BSW (Hons) Social Work
  5. BLIS (Hons) Library and Information Studies

The programmes are run under the University’s Open and Distance Learning (ODL) Platform.

The University of Ibadan Distance Learning Centre (UIDLC) is an arm of the University responsible for providing Open and Distance Learning University Education. This mode of education is technology-mediated and provides for minimum physical interaction between the learners and their lecturers. DLC learners are spread across different locations within and outside the country because of the convenience of access which is made available by this mode. 

It is noteworthy to further inform prospective candidates that the academic activities of UIDLC are facilitated by the same lecturers as the regular mode of study. The issuance of the same certificates as obtainable in the conventional university system is also assured. This is technically referred to as PARITY OF ESTEEM- both categories of students have equal rights and privileges. 
The Centre’s vision is to make available educational opportunity available for liberty and development. In view of this lofty goal, the Centre is not resting on its oars but rather gears towards creating more educational opportunities for all through the provision of better facilities for learning and up-to-date open distance scholarship.
In view of the foregoing, it is my pleasure to invite you to subscribe to the educational opportunities provided by the Distance Learning Centre, University of Ibadan.
Thank you.
Prof. Oyesoji Aremu
Director, UIDLC

NOTICE: It is advisable for prospective candidates to carefully study the admission requirements before making payment for the form, as application that does not meet the requirements will not be accepted by the admission portal. 


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