41 gained admission as ACETEL conducted 2nd Orientation for students.
A total of 41 students from four African countries are currently undergoing a virtual Orientation exercise organised by Africa Centre of Excellence on Technology Enhanced Learning (ACETEL).
The breakdown of the figure according to centre director Prof. Grace Jokthan showed eleven female and thirty male students from the Gambia, Ghana, Cameron and Uganda are undertaking the Orientation exercise.
The Orientation exercise is for ACETEL postgraduate courses in Management Information System (MIS), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Cyber security (CS) at both M.Sc and Ph.D. levels
Prof. Jokthan added that the week-long programme was to familiarise and sufficiently inform the students with what Learning in ACETEL and ODL entails and how to go about their academic expedition.
In a remark, Vice-Chancellor NOUN Prof. Olufemi Peters charged the students to take their studies seriously.
He added that NOUN as a leading and reputable organisation in Africa especially the business of open and distance learning has over twenty years of quality delivery of instructional materials especially at the tertiary level.
He enjoyed the students to be good ambassadors of their country by exhibiting good character while learning and encouraged students to fully participate in all the training both academic and hands-on skill to fully tap the gains of their programme.
The ongoing orientation had an instructional design expert Prof. Juliet Inegbedion who took the students on “Learning in an ODL institution”. Other presenters included, Dr. Adewale Adesina coordinator short courses ACETEL represented by Mr Miracle who took the students on “Student’s Learning Environment”, while Dr. Johnson Opateye was on “Student’s Results verification, Project supervision and internship”.
The trinity of Dr. Gregory Onwodi, Vivian Nwaocha and Juliana Ndunagu took turn to brief students on ACETEL three courses. While the Role of ACETEL Administrative Unit was taken by Udochukwu Chidi Nwankwo and the Academic Calendar, Examination and Assessment by Prof. Christine Ofulue.