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Who we are

Africa Centre of Excellence on Technology Enhanced Learning (ACETEL) is a World Bank assisted project supported by Association of African Universities, and National Universities Commission (NUC), Nigeria. The Centre focuses on development of human capacity and research in digital solutions that will lead to the utilisation of technology for education and its deployment to other sectors.

The centre hopes to bridge the technology knowledge gap by building capacity in Information Communication Technologies (ICTs), Cyber Security and Digital policies to achieve high levels of digital development on the African continent.

Established in February 2019, ACETEL is domiciled at the headquarters of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Jabi, Abuja, Nigeria.


Our Mission

Our Vision

To be recognized for excellence in research and development of ICT digital solutions and their secure deployment for learning with application to all sectors.

Our Philosophy

Leveraging on the affordances of technology to ensure digital literacy and enhance the quality of STEM education.

Our Team

We’re a diverse, close knit team on an adventure to build something endearing which will improve education.

  • Prof. Grace E. Jokthan

    Prof. Grace E. Jokthan

    center director

  • Dr. Vivian Nwaocha

    Dr. Vivian Nwaocha

    Deputy Centre Director

  • Prof. Nebath Tanglang

    Prof. Nebath Tanglang

    Academic Co'ordinator

  • Prof. Christine Ofulue

    Prof. Christine Ofulue

    Research Co'ordinator

  • Prof. Sam Smah

    Prof. Sam Smah

    industrial liaison officer

  • Dr. Johnson Opateye

    Dr. Johnson Opateye

    Monitoring and evaluation officer

  • Dr. Juliet Iniegbedion

    Dr. Juliet Iniegbedion

    Research Team leader I

  • Dr. Adewale Adeshina

    Dr. Adewale Adeshina

    Research Team leader II

  • Felix Nwagba

    Felix Nwagba

    Finance Officer

  • Kazeem Onubaiye

    Kazeem Onubaiye

    Procurement officer

  • Paul Aliyu

    Paul Aliyu


  • Ambrose Bernard Gowong

    Ambrose Bernard Gowong

    Communications Officer

  • Dr. Petu Ibikunle

    Dr. Petu Ibikunle

    environmental safeguard

  • Bello Abubakar

    Bello Abubakar

    ICT Officer

  • Dr. Wada, Bitrus Zira

    Dr. Wada, Bitrus Zira

    Quality assurance officer

  • Udochkwu Chidiebere Nwankwo

    Udochkwu Chidiebere Nwankwo

    Administrative team lead/Deputy Registrar


The activities of the Centre focus on:

  • Development of digital tools and solutions, skills in software development and mobile-based applications;
  • Research on digital policies and its mainstreaming in the public sector;
  • Building capacity with a focus on development of 21st century skills to produce digital experts;
  • Development of cyber security tools;