N ASSESSMENT OF TOOLS FOR ONLINE LEARNING OF SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS IN ODL INSTITUTIONS IN NIGERIA

ADENIYI, COMFORT ; OLADELE, ESTHER (2018)

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The Nigerian government is advocating for education for all by the year 2020. In order to achieve this goal, there is a need to give individuals the opportunity to have access to education. The gap between the number of candidates seeking admission in higher institutions in Nigeria and those eventually admitted is usually wide and there is no sign of a positive signal towards education for all by the stated period. For instance, in the year 2016, 89 231 candidates applied for admission in to universities but only 24 422 secured admission. This may account for why the National Universities Commission (NUC) is encouraging universities to operate with a dual mode system, to accommodate those that can be admitted into the regular university system and those who were not successful, but are still willing to study. It is believed that open and distance education will be able to bridge the gap.The Nigerian government is advocating for education for all by the year 2020. In order to achieve this goal, there is a need to give individuals the opportunity to have access to education. The gap between the number of candidates seeking admission in higher institutions in Nigeria and those eventually admitted is usually wide and there is no sign of a positive signal towards education for all by the stated period. For instance, in the year 2016, 89 231 candidates applied for admission in to universities but only 24 422 secured admission. This may account for why the National Universities Commission (NUC) is encouraging universities to operate with a dual mode system, to accommodate those that can be admitted into the regular university system and those who were not successful, but are still willing to study. It is believed that open and distance education will be able to bridge the gap.