By Gbenga Gbelee
The Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos; Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe says measures
are being put in place to make all programmes of the University’s Distant Learning Institute
(D.L.I) fully online.
He made this known at the Matriculation and Orientation programme for the newly admitted
students of the Distant Learning Institute for the 2017/2018 Academic session.
In his remarks, Prof. Ogundipe, at the brief ceremony which held at the J. F. Ade Ajayi
Auditorium of the University, congratulated the newly admitted students and charged them to
see their pursuit in the University of Lagos as a platform to excel.
While cautioning the new students to steer clear of any engagement which could jeopardise
their pursuit, the Vice chancellor noted that the current management of the Distant Learning
Institute is not resting on its oars to make its lectures and tutorials fully online.
He also noted that efforts are in top gear to expand the scope of the University’s counselling
unit to ensure its maximisation by the entire UNILAG students’ population.
Prof. Ogundipe specifically charged the new DLI students to see themselves as full-fledged
part of the University and put in their best so as to complete their pursuit in flying colours.
The school’s registrar; Mr. Azeez Oladejo had earlier administered the oath of allegiance on
the newly admitted students as presented to the Vice Chancellor.
In her address to welcome the new D.L.I Students, the Director, Distant Learning Institute,
Professor Uchenna Udeani charged them to be good ambassadors of the University of Lagos
in their conduct and character.
Prof. Udeani reaffirmed the current D.L.I management’s keen commitment to the philosophy
and values of the founding fathers of the institute just as she informed the new students of the
many arrangements already put in place to boost interactions between them, their tutors and
She said lecture modules are ready for collection just as more qualified hands have been
trained to serve as facilitators and e-tutors for the purpose of enhancing e-learning, assisting
in face to face interactions with students and provide answers, feedbacks, motivations as well
as serve as guidance and academic support officers.
Other stakeholders including the Dean of Students’ affairs; Professor Ademola Adeleke took
time to give lectures, talks and goodwill messages to the new students with a view to
acclimatizing and bringing them up to speed with procedures and developments which would
support their stay in UNILAG as an institution of first choice and the Nation’s pride.
A total of 3,780 students made it into the various programmes of the Distant Learning
Institute of the University of Lagos for the 2017/2018 academic session.