Open and Distance Studying Policy Framework – Access, Good quality and Cost of Education

Open and Distance Studying Policy Framework - Access, Good quality and Cost of Education

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“Open and Distance Understanding has the exceptional capability of meeting the challenges of your 3 vectors of dilemma in education delivery, – Access, Good quality and Expense.” These had been the words of Sir, John Daniel the President of Commonwealth of Studying. The correct answer for the challenges that these 3, pose to provision of education for national development, goes a long way in determining the general development of a nation.

Like a noted maxim mentioned, “to create a nation, develop the people”. Most nation goes now by supplying totally free or heavily subsidized, accessible and qualitative Education to her citizens specially to young children and youths at the elementary and intermediate stage respectively. The open and distance understanding mode as a tactic for escalating access and for tremendously enhancing human capital generation.

Once more the policy framework must be in a position to adequately gives the workings for these three vectors. The suggestions must expressly covers and address the challenge of access. This incorporates the use of wide variety price effective mode of delivering education contents using the aim of tackling the constraint of geographical distance barriers. Here the policy really should address the following

  • Use of postal services
  • Radio ( each FM stations and SW Station)
  • National television with national coverage.

For a very long time successive governments in Nigeria for example, have consistently formulated Policies which had been directed towards making certain that there are equal and adequate educational opportunities at all levels regardless of the imbalances that pervades the system. Until in 2001, when the government produced a bold step with all the establishment if a National Open University(NOUN) having a seemingly political will to address profound gap of more than 850,000 annual shortfall of candidates denied access to university education.

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The Education Finder Facilitates Online Studies

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Many young people worldwide can find work in firms doing outsourced work for companies in America and elsewhere these days, even if they have not finished their studies yet. Those skilled somehow in areas involving the use and repair of computers are easily absorbed by IT companies who are in need now of a big number of people to do the many jobs that they have contracted with business firms now – also shifting to online business and calling for the use of computer-literate people. Thus, youngsters who dropped out of school but learned somehow how to do work on the computer land jobs; although they still have not finished their studies yet.

But the Internet now has also caused many learning institutions to design online courses that they conduct through the Web, a departure from the classroom instructions they have in their campuses. Many schools have contracted education finder companies to advertise their online courses so people, especially the young yet to finish their studies, can avail of the skills of their faculty personnel. Teachers are no longer just the classroom types – they have also embraced the use of the computer and the Internet. So, teachers and students alike can meet on the “online” classrooms – seldom meeting one another physically. But they do have an idea of how they look (students and teachers alike) because of the web cam that they use for their online class interactions.

Education finder websites do the advertisements for the schools to announce their online courses; they also are the sites that prospective online students tap for information on how they can continue their studies even while working on their present jobs. Enrollments by the aspiring students are done through the Internet too, and such applications for enrollment are received …

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