University of Ibadan first class DLC graduates to get masters scholarship
Vice-Chancellor, University of Ibadan (UI), Prof. Idowu Olayinka, says that all first class graduates of the Distance Learning Centre (DLC) of the school will be awarded scholarship to proceed for their masters’ programmes in the same institution.
Prof Olayinka who stated this at the third Distinguished Lecture and Stakeholders’ Forum of the centre said the initiative was aimed at encouraging students to give their best, both in academic and character.
At the lecture themed, “ODL Practice in Nigeria Higher Institution of Learning”, Olayinka who was represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academics) Prof. Gbemisola Oke, expressed satisfaction that the DCL programme designed for those who could not get admission into regular programmes, is now a favourite of working class, youths and other categories of students, who have excelled in their chosen careers.
He explained that the scholarship scheme initiated by the immediate past vice chancellor and Minister for Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has been extended to other students on its regular programmes to reward excellence and commitment.
In his lecture, the pioneer Vice Chancellor of National Open University (NOUN), Prof. Olugbemiro Jegede, explained that the aim of open and distance learning was to ensure that everybody is lettered.
He described the programme as a fastest way of accessing education at one’s convenience.
Jegede who applauded UI for awarding scholarship to first class graduates irrespective of their mode of study, maintained that graduates of the programme have no cause to regret since their predecessors are now allowed to teach as lecturers in higher institutions of learning.
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