The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), has said a proposal for African Centre for Excellence on Technology Enhanced Learning (ACETEL) submitted to World Bank for funding of digital learning through the National Universities Commission (NUC) has scaled the first stage.
The Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Abdallah Adamu, made this known on Tuesday while briefing pressmen ahead of the coming 8th convocation ceremony slated to hold on the 23rd of March, 2019.
The VC said the center when established, would focus on the development of information technologies for improving the quality of learning and digital policies that would improve learning in the university.
“The center will be funded by the World Bank with 4,000 to 6,000 USD in a five year circle. The overall objective of the project is to increase quantity, quality and development of relevant postgraduate education in selected universities through regional specialization.
“Hence, the proposed activities of the center seek to address the developmental challenges by improving the quality of digital experts and policies. The center will also seek to achieve this through postgraduate education for capacity building of ICT tools in the acquisition of critical skills in science,” he said.
He concluded by disclosing that fifteen out of eighteen programs submitted to the National Universities Commission (NUC) had received accreditation.